Posted by: atowhee | September 13, 2011


I was birding with a visitor from San Francisco today.  At both Ashland Pond and North Mountain we saw Yellow Warblers in their drab fall garb.  Also, Green Herons at both locations.  And North Mountain was Waxwing City.  They were working the many fruit trees near the small barn.

The Acrin Woodpeckers were very busdy and very vocal around Ashland Pond.  The two hooded Mergansers are still present.  I’ve reported them so often that eBird no longer considers the species rare for that location!  The algorithm has adjusted.  Along Granite Street we saw both Box Owl and Tree Owl.

Later along Valley View Road there wasa large mixed flock of swallows: nostly Tree with some Barn, a couple Northern Rough-winged and at least one Violet-Green.  The TV kettles over Ashland are now daily and numbering upto a dozen southbound vultures.  PICTURES FROM TOP: ADULT CEDAR WAXWING GETTING BERRIED ALIVE…YOUNG SPOTTED TOWHEE WHO MADE SAME MEWLING SOUND HIS PARENTS USE…GREEN HERON FISHING AT ASHLAND POND…TREE OWL AND BOX…TREE SWALLOWS ON RIGHT, BARNS SWALLOWS ON LEFT ALONG VALLEY VIEW ROAD EAST OF ASHLAND.

North Mountain Park, Jackson, US-OR.  Sep 13, 2011 10:15 AM.  12 species

Mallard  2
Green Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  5
Rock Pigeon  1
Acorn Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Western Scrub-Jay  2
Cedar Waxwing  50
Yellow Warbler  1
Black-headed Grosbeak  4
Red-winged Blackbird  1
American Goldfinch  3


  1. Make YELLOW WARBLER DAY a national holiday. Followed by Wax Wing Day. and then a Foul Day for all the softball players in our mist.

  2. Plus and Old Crow Day for the drunks, UofO already thinks they have a Duck Day . . .

    This blog is for the birds.

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