Posted by: atowhee | April 29, 2014

ASHLAND POND TODAY

I birded Ashland Pond today with Carol Mockridge. We found a Hutton’s Vireo moving through the foliage, several singing Bullock’s Orioles, the mother Wood Duck with her two ducklings. Carol tells me a few days ago she had five. The local Blue Heron is looking well-fed. And we witnessed some acrobatic aerial warfare. Two Crows driving a Cooper’s Hawk from the sky:ATTK1

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WODU TRIO (1280x960)

Ashland Pond, Jackson, US-OR
Apr 29, 2014 11:00 AM. 29 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 25
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 3
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 5
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 1
Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) 1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Hutton’s Vireo (Vireo huttoni) 1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 10
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 1
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) 1
Wrentit (singing from brush, unseen)
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 4
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) 1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 15
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 2
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) 2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 5
Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii) 5
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) 1


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