provided by:

Priscilla Sokolowski

Eugene, OR

Photos from personal trips  AND trips with

“Birds of Oregon and General Science” (BOGS)


Bird photography

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Bird list for BOGS walk at south Delta Ponds, Thurs. 05-30-19, 9-11:40am.
Leader: Steve Barron. Weather: sunny, around 65 degrees.
-compiled by Janet Naylor

Bird list: In Order of Appearance:

  1. Canada goose
  2. Gadwall
  3. Mallard duck
  4. Wood duck
  5. Common merganser
  6. Pied-billed grebe
  7. Great blue heron
  8. Green heron
  9. Turkey vulture
  1. Osprey
  2. Bald eagle
  3. Cooper's hawk
  4. Red-shouldered hawk
  5. Anna's hummingbird
  6. Downy woodpecker (heard)
  7. Red-breasted sapsucker
  8. Western wood peewee
  9. Scrub jay
  10. American crow
  1. Cliff swallow
  2. Tree swallow
  3. Violet-green swallow
  4. White-breasted nuthatch
  5. Brown creeper
  6. Bewick's wren (heard)
  7. Cedar waxwing
  8. Wilson's warbler (heard)
  9. Song sparrow
  10. Black-headed grosbeak
  11. Red-winged blackbird
  12. American goldfinch


  • The female Common merganser (no male), with 7 babies, on a gravel spit west of the bike bridge, on the N side of the river. Also a few mallard and wood duck babies.
  • The Green heron fishing in the canal, that let us watch it close up for 10 minutes. It missed a few, but caught at least 2 tiny fish and 1 polliwog. Ambush predator.
  • Seeing 2 White-breasted nuthatches, PLUS 1 Red-breasted nuthatch; great that they let us see them instead of just hearing them.
  • Seeing the Osprey hovering; again and again.
  • Seeing 18 Cedar waxwings flying in a single flock.
  • Seeing a Cooper's hawk.
  • Seeing a Black-headed grosbeak.
  • The sleeping gray squirrel on a low horizontal branch next to the main truck of a tree; it was SO relaxed.
  • Red-shouldered hawk, flying around a lot, fairly high but we could ID all its field marks. Plus we heard it. (Kee-ah, kee-ah, kee-ah, kee-ah, kee-ah, kee-ah, pause, and repeat, several times.)

Not birds:
Gray squirrel, Carp, Red-eared sliders (turtle), Western pond turtle.

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