Posted by: atowhee | July 16, 2012

BIRDS AND BEES



BIRD IMAGES: Black-headed Grosbeak and Steller’s Jay in our garden. Great Blue Heron along the shore of Emigrant Lake. Screech-Owl along the shore of traffic flow on Granite Street.

THE BLOOMIN’ BEES You’ve heard of bee hives. Well, our garden has a bed of bee chives. The chive blossoms being favored by numerous bee species.
Bee on teasel bloom. Teasel is a member of the genus Dipsacus. There are over a dozen species in the genus, all are native to Eurasian and Africa but some have been inadvertently transplanbted to the New World where they can thrive in wlecoming habitats. In some areas teasel is clearly an invasive.

These flowering lilies were growing in a quiet cove of Emigrant Lake.
Emigrant Lake, Jackson, US-OR. Jul 16, 2012 3:45 PM. 19 species. Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) X
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) X
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 3
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 15
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 1
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) 2
Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 50
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 25
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 8
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 2


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