Posted by: atowhee | October 4, 2013


I was pleasantly surprised today to see a Warbling Vireo and Black-headed Grosbeak, both are migrants feeding near Ashland Pond. I hand’t seen either species around Ashland for some weeks. Last week my birding group did find one Warbling Vireo at Running Y in Klamath.
There was also a lonely Turkey Vulture soaring on his way south, flocks of Cedar Waxwings and some Yellow Warblers.
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Autumn’s palette.
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SCJY-SKY (1280x1280) Scrub Jay, shows blue on blue.Ashland, Jackson, US-OR
Oct 4, 2013 9:45 AM. 5 species

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) X
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) X
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 2

Bear Creek Greenway–Ashland, Jackson, US-OR
Oct 4, 2013 9:50 AM. 6 species

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 3
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 4
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 60
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) 5
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 4
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 20

Ashland Pond, Jackson, US-OR
Oct 4, 2013 10:50 AM. 22 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 5
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) 1
Warbling Vireo (Western) (Vireo gilvus [swainsoni Group]) 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 11
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 6
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 15
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 3
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 12
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) 6
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 1
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 1
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) 5
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 30

First year Great Blue Heron hunting at Ashland Pond this week.
lbd in surf Long-billed Dowitcher in surf at Emigrant Lake.
shov x 2 Two Shovelers at Newbry Park.

YEWA IN GRN1 (1280x1280) Yellow Warbler playing hide-and-seek.

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