Posted by: atowhee | August 22, 2014

AN AFTERNOON IN THE COUNTRY

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Ash-throated Flycatcher.
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Band-tails hangin’ round the cafeteria line.
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The sandpipers I saw were all clustered along the eastern edge of Agate Lake.

Fleming Ranch, Jackson, US-OR; 2400′ elevation in Cascade foothills.
About 15 miles east of Hwy 62.
Aug 22, 2014 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
15 species

Sooty Grouse (Dendragapus fuliginosus) 3
Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) 30
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 3
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) 2
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) 1
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) 6
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 1
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) 4
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 2
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) 2
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) 2
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 12
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 1
Agate Lake, Jackson, US-OR
Aug 22, 2014 3:50 AM – 4:20 AM
17 species
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) 9
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 2
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 4
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 3
Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) 3
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 50
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) 1
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) 35
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) X
California Gull (Larus californicus) X
Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) 1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 20
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 3
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) 1
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) X


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