[obol] Ovenbird in Laurelhurst?

An Ovenbird wintered in Ashland a few years back.  The photos show it
walking about in the snow.  It is a fairly distinctive species.  Check it
out.

-- 
Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon

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The days are getting longer.  Really.




On 1/11/13 7:19 AM, "Norgren Family" <gnorgren@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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>Begin forwarded message:
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>> I believe HERMIT THRUSHES have pale legs?
>> And they are quite variable in plumage. I
>> can't specifically account for the orangey
>> crown, but some Hermits show a lot more
>> contrast than others on their backsides. And
>> don't FOX SPARROWS have pale legs? And plumage
>> variability comparable to Hermits?
>>   A friend of mine at SE 41st and Steele (also
>> Portland)had her cat bring in an OVENBIRD in
>> July of 1982. So as always, I don't mean to be
>> dismissive. She promptly called the PAS and
>> unfortunately it wasn't Marcia that answered
>> the phone. The lady that day said,"Oh, you've
>> got a Ruby-crowned Kinglet." In July? In SE
>> Portland? I think Ovenbird more likely.
>> Lars 
>> On Jan 10, 2013, at 10:01 PM, Marcia Marvin wrote:
>> 
>>> OBOL -
>>> 
>>> I received this report while I was answering the phone at Portland
>>>Audubon Society this afternoon.
>>> 
>>> A woman called to report an Ovenbird in her yard.  She has never seen
>>>one and had looked at the bird book,  She said it had black streaks on
>>>its breast, an orangey crown, and pink legs and it stays on the ground.
>>> It holds its tail up.  It has been in the yard for several days.  I
>>>asked for an approximate location and she said NE 41st and Davis.  It
>>>seems likely that if she sees people with binoculars in her
>>>neighborhood, she will introduce herself.
>>> 
>>> Good birding!
>>> 
>>> Marcia
>>> 
>>> 
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>>> Marcia Marvin * mmarvin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx * SW Portland, OR, USA
>>> 
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