The most recent bird that I added to my list was a Say's Phoebe on Fort McKay Road outside of Sutherlin, found by Matt Hunter. I spent weeks in the spring driving through pastures in southern Douglas County, listening for its call, and scanning fence lines without luck. This was a nice bird to finally add to my year list, and my county life list.
Later that morning I found an interesting presumed hybrid American x Eurasian Wigeon at Ford's Pond.
|With the Reddish Head|
My understanding is that a full Eurasian Wigeon would have a gray back and flanks. This bird's flanks are clearly brownish-red in this photo, and its back has an interesting offset line of brownish-red and gray in the following photo.
|Gray and reddish-brown, on left.|
Eurasian Wigeon is a year bird I still hope to find, along with Long-Tailed Duck, Ancient Murrelet, and Barn Owl. After those, any other birds wold be a bonus.