Posted by: atowhee | May 24, 2013

FLYCATCHERS FIVE

wwpw front1The flycatchers are usually the last spring migrants to return. And today my out-of-town birders and I found five species. Not a one was the resident Black Phoebe.
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Also at Ashland Pond was an Olive-sided Flycatcher, larger and higher up than the Pewee. At North Mountain were a Willow and a calling Ash-throated Flycatcher. Kingbirds were seen in several places.

FEEDING TIME AT NUTHATCHERY

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Black-heaxded Grosbeak.
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Bullock’s Oriole male.
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Lazuli Bunting male.
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Little Creek Ranch, Siskiyou Blvd., Jackson, US-OR
May 23, 2013 7:25 AM. 21 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 6
California Quail (Callipepla californica) 2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 1
Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) 2
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 2
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 12
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1 nesting
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 2
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 60
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 6
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) 2
Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii) 2
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) 1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 4
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 8

North Mountain Park, Jackson, US-OR
May 23, 2013 9:00 AM. 28 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 8
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) 1
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) 1
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) 1
Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 10
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2 nesting
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 6
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 20
Wilson’s Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 2
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 3
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) 1
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) 2, Lazuli Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 6
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) 4
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 2
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 12

Ashland Pond, Jackson, US-OR
May 23, 2013 11:15am. 20 species

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 8
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 10
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1. Vaux’s Swift 10
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 2
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) 1
Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 12
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 4
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 1
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 4
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 4
Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii) 1
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 4


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