Posted by: atowhee | October 8, 2013

OCTOBER BIRDS

There was a Townsend’s Warbler in our garden this morning, along with our first Golden-crowned Sparrow of the season (though they’ve been along Berar creek for more than two weeks). American Goldfinches are passing through daily now. Down at Ashland Pond the Red-breasted Sapsucker is back, same week he first appeared last fall. Still no ducks on the pond yet. The Red-breasted Sapsucker stayed high in an oak where pictures were only possible from directly below.
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PUFI TAIL
Today was the first time I’d seen Purple Finches at Ashland Pond since last since last spring.
PUFI UP

243 Granite Street, Ashland, Jackson, US-OR
Oct 8, 2013 7:30 AM. 12 species

Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) 5
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) 6
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) 10
Townsend’s Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) 1
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 8
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 6

Bear Creek Greenway–Ashland, Jackson, US-OR
Oct 8, 2013 10:00 AM. 9 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 25
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 15
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 1
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) X
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) X
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) X
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

Ashland Pond, Jackson, US-OR
Oct 8, 2013 10:30 AM. 22 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 65
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) 25
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 1
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 9
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 4
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 4
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 20
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) 3
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) 4
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 6
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) 3
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 20


Responses

  1. A Townsend Warbler and gold-crowned sparrow have been in my yard here in Sublimity, too. They’ve over-wintered the last two years, so I’m hoping they’ll be here this winter too. I had a red-breasted sapsucker around last year, but haven’t seen him (yet) this. Surely hope they’ll all stay here, I love all of them!


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