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Posted by: atowhee | September 22, 2017

COBURG HERON, EMIGRANT LAKE SHOREBIRDS

U went from McMinnville to Ashland today. Not much happening at Ankeny NWR. THe little marsh near the Coburg I-5 exit turned up a Green Heron kid who just stared at me. Five species of shorebird at Emigrant Lake south of Ashland.grn hrnSemipalm.
Ploverr at Emigrant Lake, huddled down in footprints. Snowy Plovers do the same thing.SEMIP1SEMIP2Western and Least Sandpipers:SHRBIRDS2Tern diving. Do they try to grab the fish with their feet, not the beak? I need to check this out.lTERN HITSTERN HITS2TERN RISESTERN RISES2TERN RISES3
American Goldfinch enjoying large thistle crop at Coburg.AMGOBald Eagle watching ducks at Emigrant Lake:BIG BIRDCommon Mergansers loafing at Emigrant, Mallards dabble in foreground.COME GRP
Emigrant Lake, Jackson, Oregon, US
Sep 22, 2017 4:10 PM – 5:20 PM. 21 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 70
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 5
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) 14 males and females together
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1 adult
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) 4
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 10
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 14
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) 8
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 2
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 1
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) 1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 2
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) X
Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) 2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) X
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 3
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) X

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