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Priscilla Sokolowski

Eugene, OR

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“Birds of Oregon and General Science” (BOGS)


Bird photography

BOGS Dorris Ranch, Jan 19, 2017

Scroll down below Don Laufer's trip summary for slideshow

The walk at Dorris Ranch was pretty sparsely attended for a BOGS walk with about 15 people but the weather was clear and cool. We were greeted with the sight of a Pileated Woodpecker in a tree right next to the parking lot. He soon moved further away to join another one closer to the houses north of the park.

We proceeded to walk down towards the barn and got a good look at 3 Western Bluebirds near the barn. After moving into the filbert orchard we saw 3 varieties of Sparrows, Steller's Jays, Spotted Towhees and a female Varied Thrush.

Continuing on towards the river we also saw Hairy and Downy woodpeckers and Northern Flickers. Near the river, in the conifer woods we observed Ruby and Golden-crowned Kinglets, Brown Creepers and a possible Great Horned Owl flying through the trees. We also got a good look at an immature Red-tailed Hawk perched near the trail. A Pacific Wren could be heard calling but we never got a look at it.