Posted by: atowhee | August 15, 2009

Birds of August

dioo holds stk 8-14This American Dipper was fishing in Ashland Creek, not far from the Lithia Park band shell.  He kept shaking this chunk of limb, apparently suspecting there was a larva hiding inside.dipp drops stik 8-14

He even threw the stick down onto the rock a couple times.




dipp stares stkHere he looks to see if slamming the stick has had any effect on the suspect inside.





dipp swims 8-14Then he gave up and went back into the water for something more promising.





dipp swms  8-14SPTO JUV 8-13

Born nearby two juvenile towhees feed in our garden every day.  Note how darkly colored this young towhee is, not pure white on the belly yet, no orange vest.  Does have the same white tail feather tips as the adult.  Meanwhile the number of Lesser Godfinches on our nyger sock seems to increase daily.LEGOs hanging around  They’re just hanging around.   BHG males x 2 in AugustTwo male Black-headed Grosbeaks, mature on the left, one-year-old on the right.  And here’s most recent image of our neighborhood Screecher creature, who doesn’t screech but softly hoots his little syncopated song.OWL STARE 8-12-09

















small doe and twins wideMy wife, Kate Fuller, took thispicture of a doe and her twins ambling and browsing their way up the lane next to our house.


Location:     243 Granite Street, Ashland
Observation date:     8/14/09
Number of species:     13

Band-tailed Pigeon     14
Mourning Dove     10
Anna’s Hummingbird     3
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)     1
Violet-green Swallow     2
Black-capped Chickadee     3
Bushtit     2
White-breasted Nuthatch     1
Spotted Towhee     1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)     1
Black-headed Grosbeak     3
Lesser Goldfinch     16
American Goldfinch     1


  1. Wow great! I would love to do that to.
    Congratulations great pics!!

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