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Posted by: atowhee | February 8, 2009

Reddy is back!

The Red-breasted Nuthatch was observed at our garden feeders for the first time this year.  While we lived elsewhere the feeders went empty and apparently it’s taken some time for this species to re-discover our suet feeders and those oily little sunflower seeds.img_5668

Male Lesser Goldfinch.

 

 

 

 

legopairLEGO Pair.

 

 

 

 

pbgrMore often now I see birds in pairs, like these Pied-billed Grebes with their breeding season dark beak stripe.  On the large pond at Newbry Park, Talent.

 

 

lesscaupThe only female Lesser Scaup I found among the dozens of Ring-necked Ducks at Newbry.

 

 

sosp2-7-09Song Sparrow having a bit of the berry for breakfast in the freezing fog, Newbry.

 

 

 

 

Location:     243 Granite Street, Ashland
Observation date:     2/7/09
Number of species:     9

Steller’s Jay     5
Western Scrub-Jay     2
Black-capped Chickadee     2
Bushtit     15
Red-breasted Nuthatch     1
Golden-crowned Kinglet     1
Spotted Towhee     2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)     30
Lesser Goldfinch     2

Location:     Newbry Park & Greenway, Talent
Observation date:     2/7/09
Number of species:     16

Canada Goose     2
Wood Duck     2
Gadwall     4
American Wigeon     35
Ring-necked Duck     40
Lesser Scaup     1
Bufflehead     11
Pied-billed Grebe     2
American Coot     2
Downy Woodpecker     3
Western Scrub-Jay     12
Black-capped Chickadee     2
American Robin     70
European Starling     12
Song Sparrow     1
Lesser Goldfinch     8

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