Posted by: atowhee | October 20, 2010


Our garden is on the west slope of the Ashland Creek Canyon. This time of year it is around 10 A.M. before the lazy autumn sun climbs over the top of the trees lining the steep eastern rim of the canyon.  Then it begins to warm the west-facing trees on the slope above our garden.  And then the action begins.

Today: the first Townsend’s Warblers I’ve seen this fall were hunting in the foliage.  They never come down into the garden.  At least one Golden-crowned Kinglet was up thetre in the canopy as well.  The first Mountain Chickadee of the season (FOS) came to the feeders along with the usual pair of Black-capped.    And up the street I saw the FOS Fox Sparrow along Ashland Creek.   The times, they are a-changin’.












Here’s another angle on my miniature mountaineer:











































Location:     243 Granite Street, Ashland
Observation date:     10/20/10
Number of species:     17

Mourning Dove     3
Western Screech-Owl     1
Anna’s Hummingbird     1
Red-breasted Sapsucker     1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)     1
Steller’s Jay     10
Western Scrub-Jay     4
Black-capped Chickadee     2
Mountain Chickadee     1
White-breasted Nuthatch     2
Golden-crowned Kinglet     1
Townsend’s Warbler     3
Spotted Towhee     1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)     10
Pine Siskin     1
Lesser Goldfinch     2
American Goldfinch     4


  1. Isn’t it great to live somewhere you can see a variety of birds from your living room window?

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