Sunday, April 10, 2011

Greater Yellowlegs

I haven't been able to get much quality birding in for the last couple of weeks as I have been lighting another production at Wilsonville High School. I decided to take a chance on Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve in hopes of seeing some migration action. The last time I stopped by about three weeks ago, it was totally flooded. Today it was much better, but there wasn't much happening as far as migrants are concerned.
The most interesting thing I saw while there were eleven Greater Yellowlegs all together. I have never seen so many in one place before.


  1. Rick,great photos. I too live in Wilsonville, was wondering if you have ever seen a streak-backed Oriole here. I believe I have one that was in my yard today but by all accounts this would be an extremely rare visitor here. Any records you know of I could check to see if previously seen here? Thanks for the great photos.

  2. A Streaked-backed Oriole would be very rare for this area. I would suspect a much more likely candidate would a Bullock's Oriole.