provided by:

Priscilla Sokolowski

Eugene, OR

Photos from personal trips  AND trips with

“Birds of Oregon and General Science” (BOGS)


Bird photography

Raptor Run Research Trip,

Jan 16, 2018

Steve and I have been talking about possibly doing a "Raptor Run" on Jan 25. I decided to do some scouting to come up with some options for our route. From eBird reports by local birders I had information about a Great Horned Owl sitting on a nest, and some of the fields where Tundra Swans spend the days Wintering in our Valley. I already knew about Short-eared Owls at the Diamond Hill Wetlands. These do not often come out during mid-day, but sometimes they are seen in late morning or an hour or two before sunset.

It was a great day. I found each of the species I was specifically looking for and got some very nice photographs of most of them as well.

Bird List - Mostly Raptors

Jan 18, 2018. Weather was cool, but sunny.

  1. 1 Great Horned Owl on nest
  2. 9 American Kestrels
  3. 8 Red-tailed Hawks
  4. 6 Northern Harriers - 1 male
  5. 2 Northern Pintail Ducks
  1. ~5 (who knows, really?) Short-eared Owls
  2. 4 Bald Eagles (1-adult)
  3. ~25 Tundra Swans
  4. 2 Northern Flickers
DARK BROWN background