Headed out into the hills and bottom lands of Columbia County on the 19th and 20th. Came across a total of 82 species. Finally saw that damn nemesis Dipper at Bonnie Falls after at least a dozen attempts. Couldn’t find the Hermit Warblers, but did add a Black-throated Gray to the coast range list.
On Saturday, along the Crown Z trail, i witnessed a first for me. There were multiple flocks of Band-tailed Pigeons moving overhead at a fairly regular interval. I counted 10 flocks varying from three to thirty birds for a total count of 144! There was undoubtedly many more than that, as i did not keep my eyes to the skies the whole time.
Sunday turned out to be more of a scouting trip into many new areas because it was raining most of the time. I went into the Marshland bottoms and turned up a couple of recently fledged Owls.