Journal archives for August 2019

14 August, 2019

Brding adventures 8/12/19

I birded Commonwealth Lake Park and Cedar Mill Wetlands yesterday August 12. Highlights were the pair of Black throated Grey Warblers, along with the resident Green Herons and a juvenile Virginia Rail calling, along with some Western wood pewees at Cedar Mill Wetlands. No shorebirds at either location that I could see. Ebird checklists below.

Posted on 14 August, 2019 00:50 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 2 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

15 August, 2019

8,000 observations

We just broke 8k observations. I want to challenge the group to make 8,500 - 9,000 by January 1st, 2020. Lets find us some mammals!

Posted on 15 August, 2019 05:56 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 0 comments | Leave a comment

16 August, 2019

Snowy Egret

Yesterday I went out to Smith and Bybee lakes in North Portland, to find a Snowy Egret that had been reported multiple times in recent weeks. After some searching I managed to find it amonst a group of Great Egrets. The black bill and smaller size made it easy to identify.

Posted on 16 August, 2019 16:33 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 2 comments | Leave a comment

19 August, 2019


Saturday, August 17 I saw a Bobcat up where I work in Washington Park, Portland. Such an amazing encounter. I did not even think they could be around but then it was there.

Posted on 19 August, 2019 16:47 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 1 observation | 1 comment | Leave a comment

29 August, 2019

Barred owl

Today I went looking for shorebirds or any lingering warblers at Commonwealth Lake Park. Within a few minutes I got a Yellow Warbler, but nothing else out of the ordinary for the next hour or so. As I was headed back the way I had come, I ran into a group of photographers I knew. Low and behold they were observing a Barred Owl that was roosting in a tree. Such an amazing chance to watch this creature rest.

Posted on 29 August, 2019 04:40 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment