Posted by: atowhee | September 12, 2009

Two great pecs–jewels at Agate Lake

PECTORAL PECKINGPectoral pecking.PECTORAL HEAD-DOWN  Long beak and streaked breast, “tall” legs mean this is not your usual peep.









The Pectorals were Oregon lifers for me, #259.GR YELL--LABELLED

g yelllegs--agate lkIMG_9804IMG_9802IMG_9811Left to right:  Blue Heron, pair of Turkey Vultures, Osprey in flight.

Steve Runnels and I were leading a Klamath Bird Observatory field trip to Agate Lake, but we took a quick side trip to see the Medford White-tailed Kites.  Birds we saw before we got to Agate Lake: WT Kite, Kestrel, Lesser Goldfinch, Mourning Dove, Robin, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Egret, House Finch at Lincoln School.  On North Foothill: Red-shouldered Hawk, Brewer’s Blackbird, Great Egret, Harrier.  Seen at several locations en route: Starlings. The goldfinches and House Finches at Lincoln School were legion, densely flocked in the thistle and other high weeds gone to seed.

Location:     Agate Lake
Observation date:     9/12/09
Number of species:     31

Canada Goose     75
Mallard     16
Cinnamon Teal     3
Pied-billed Grebe     20
Double-crested Cormorant     1
Great Blue Heron     4
Great Egret     16
Turkey Vulture     6
Osprey     2
Red-tailed Hawk     1
American Coot     10
Semipalmated Plover     2
Killdeer     20
Greater Yellowlegs     3
Western Sandpiper     25
Pectoral Sandpiper     2
Caspian Tern     17
Mourning Dove     2,  Belted Kingfisher  1
Lewis’s Woodpecker     10
Acorn Woodpecker     2
Common Raven     1
Black-capped Chickadee     2
White-breasted Nuthatch     3,    Bushtit  15
Yellow Warbler     6
Lark Sparrow     40
Western Meadowlark     2
Brewer’s Blackbird     60,   Brown-headed Cowbird     1
Lesser Goldfinch     2

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