Posted by: atowhee | November 27, 2012


View on successive evenings, looking at same hillsides southwest of Ashland.

Screech-owl in roost box at Granite and Nutley in Ashland.

Lone Great Egret on log in Ashland Pond.

A Brown Creeper has been on the north side of Ashland Pond recently. There was a Varied Thrush and White-thraoted Sparrow on the north side of the pond this afternoon as well.

One Downy Woodpecker in our garden. Yesterday there were three, some jostling may be going on as the woodpeckers do their preliminary courtship and pairing this time of year, long before the spring mating season. The Hooded Mergansers on Ashland Pond are also into their courtship right now, males doing a lot of displaying and flashing those white signalling panels on the side of their heads.

White-breasted Nuthatch on cotyonwood trunk, Ashland Pond.

Ashland Pond, Jackson, US-OR. Nov 27, 2012 9:30 AM. 32 species.

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 24
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 3, Am. Wigeon 3
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 12
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 8
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 5
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1
DOUBble-crested Cormorant 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 2
American Coot (Fulica americana) 4
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 5
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 3
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 6
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 4
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 4
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 3
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) 1
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) 7
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) 6
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 1
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 1
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) 14
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 30
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 12
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 8
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 4
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 20
Bear Creek Greenway–Ashland, Jackson, US-OR. Nov 27, 2012 9:15 AM. 15 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 12
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 16
Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 6
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 20
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) 1
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 4
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) 10
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 30
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) 12
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 6
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 15.



  1. Didn’t I see American Wigeons at Ashland Pond this afternoon after saw you at pond? Male and female. Glad you saw the White-throated Sparrow that saw last week. Thanks for you blog Harry… love it!

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