Journal archives for November 2019

November 15, 2019

9k+ observations

We are currently at 9,717 observations. Thank you to everyone for continuing to photograph Mammals here in Oregon. 10k is just around the corner. Maybe even 10.5k.

Posted on November 15, 2019 01:04 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 0 comments | Leave a comment

November 17, 2019

Beaverton Birds

Went birding in local park known as Commonwealth lake, amd then the adjacent park Foothills Park. Between the two of them I got 25 or so species. But the best ones were, Merlin perched on a conifer, and moving adound the back end of Commonwealth Lake. A mixed flock of kinglets, chickadees, nuthatches, and busthtits foraging in a section of trees at Foothills park. A lone Hermit Thrush in a tree at Foothills Park. A Brown Creeper among the mixed flock, working tree trunks. And Finally a Fox Sparrow, seen in the top of a bush. The Hermit Thrush was a new bird for that county for me.

Posted on November 17, 2019 01:01 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 3 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment


We are at 190 birds. I don’t expect to get any new species before the end of the year, but am looking forward to wintering raptors and ducks in mating plumage, these next couple months. Please keep up the amazing work everyone.

Good spots to bird this winter

Fernhill wetlands
Commonwealth Lake
Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge

Happy birding

Posted on November 17, 2019 06:04 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 0 comments | Leave a comment

November 23, 2019

Emperor Goose

After having no luck in the past, I went out to Sauvie Island to look for the Emperor Goose that has been there the last couple of weeks. After about an hour of searching and encountering others birders, I was alerted to its prescence. After racing there and looking for it for a half hour with other birders, we finally found it again. Such a great sight!

Posted on November 23, 2019 20:15 by chrisleearm chrisleearm | 1 observation | 0 comments | Leave a comment