Posts tagged ‘oregon’

What to do?

Posted November 10th, 2010 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

Canada geese are again in the news (StatemanJournal.com) out in the land of relatives, Oregon. For reasons which are largely unknown, part of the Alaska-breeding flock has taken to wintering in the Willamette Valley in recent times in lieu of their old stomping grounds in California’s Central Valley. Well, the farmers in Oregon aren’t too pleased [...]

Start the hazing

Posted April 5th, 2010 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

An article forwarded to me by my Oregonian cousin talks about the outmigration of various species of juvenile salmon from Oregon rivers. The peak of this movement, according to this article from (StatesmanJournal.com) occurs in April and May. This is a particularly vulnerable time for the young fish as they are making their way to the [...]

New for the state list

Posted November 23rd, 2009 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

Pacific loons appear to be becoming an annual find in North Dakota. But thus far it seems this is a purely western phenomenon as we in the Red River Valley aren’t getting them. Many of the state’s top birders have made the pilgrimage to see one. I hadn’t. A company trip to Minot last Thursday allowed [...]

Booby spotted in OR

Posted November 2nd, 2009 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

Two quick things to clear up: OR in the title is Oregon, not operating room. And booby is a bird not… Many years ago I missed a booby by a few days when one showed up near Newport, Oregon. Now it’s Coos Bay for the second year in a row according to The World. Suzette Eagler [...]

Explain further please.

Posted October 30th, 2009 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

Out of Portland, Ore., comes a story of intrigue regarding sea birds and a "foreign" algae. Seems the algae has a nasty habit of robbing the waterproofing of the birds’ feathers when the stuff decays. Weird. Some takes from KGW: LONG BEACH, Wash. – Wildlife rescuers were treating hundreds of seabirds on the Southwest Washington coast [...]