Posted by: atowhee | November 28, 2016

NESKOWINNERS

No wild bird is a loser, but some are winners.  Today I had some winter winners in a brief visit to Neskowin with some tolerant non-birders.  Red Phalarope, most on the golf course turned into a season slough, two others at mouth of Neskowin Creek.  The Bonaparte’s Gulls were all at the golf course along Hawk Road parallel to Hawk Creek.

Surfbirds and Black Turnstones were on base of Proposal Rock on side facing the mainland.

Neskowin Area, Tillamook, Oregon, US
Nov 28, 2016 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.  19 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  20
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  40
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)  15
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  5
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)  3
Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica)  1
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  1
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  1     overlooking Neskowin Gold Course
Black Turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala)  10
Surfbird (Calidris virgata)  2
Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)  20     two at mouth of Neskowin Creek, the rest over flooded golf course
Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)  6
Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)  X
California Gull (Larus californicus)  X
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  X
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)  X
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  20
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)  1

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