Another solid night of migration with returns into the 20+ dBZ range. More noticeable migrants pile out of the Nisqually Basin and into the Vancouver Basin.
Reports of more Cackling Geese, first Hermit Thrushes on the valley floor, Fox and Golden Crowned Sparrows as well. We are well into the season and trips into the field this weekend should yield plenty of FOS birds. The Chapman School Vaux’s Swifts are still piling into the chimney by the thousands each night.
Barn Swallows continue to roost and fly-out at dawn along the Willamette River in Yamhill County. The evening roost flight was particularly dense last night.