provided by:

Priscilla Sokolowski

Eugene, OR

Photos from personal trips  AND trips with

“Birds of Oregon and General Science” (BOGS)


Bird photography

BOGS Delta Ponds,

Oct 26, 2017

We haven't had a bird-walk at Delta Ponds since Spring, so it was fun for our group to be out there again. We had 30 to 35 people and it felt a lot like a big family gathering. I missed the Sept 12 Mt Pisgah walk which was the first of the Fall term, so I don't know if we had a big turnout for that one or not. It seemed like people were having a really good time, mostly talking about the birds being seen but also some folks took the opportunity to get caught up with each others Summer and other doings.

I have gone to Delta Ponds this Summer quite a few times on my own, birding and photographing birds, learning more about how to use various features of the Sony RX10-lll camera I bought in April, (or was it May?). In fact I was out there two days before our BOGS bird walk, while it was clear and sunny. I took several pictures of birds we saw on the BOGS walk and have included them. Each of those is well labeled as having been taken two days before.

Bird List compiled by Doris Wimber

Bird list for walk at Delta Ponds, by Valley River Center, on October 26, 2017. Weather was cool, damp and misty.

Please look this list over carefully for omissions. We had lots of birds and lots of people and some identifications may be missing.

  1. Pied-billed grebe
  2. Double-crested cormorant
  3. Green heron
  4. Great blue heron
  5. Great egret
  6. Canada goose
  7. Wood duck
  8. Mallard
  9. Gadwall
  10. American wigeon
  11. Northern shoveler
  12. Ring-necked duck
  13. Lesser scaup
  14. Hooded merganser
  15. Bald eagle
  16. Shorebird, unidentified
  1. American coot
  2. Anna’s hummingbird
  3. Belted kingfisher
  4. Northern flicker
  5. California scrub jay
  6. Steller’s jay
  7. American crow
  8. Black-capped chickadee
  9. Ruby-crowned kinglet
  10. Golden-crowned kinglet (?)
  11. American robin (heard)
  12. European starling
  13. Yellow-rumped warbler
  14. Spotted towhee
  15. Song sparrow
  16. Golden-crowned sparrow
  17. Lesser (?) goldfinch
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