Posted by: atowhee | February 17, 2015


Western Meadowlark singing from the top of a tall cottonwood.  A male in the throes of spring fever. Testosterone has him by the throat.  He will be heard!

Today many Robins in song.  Have not yet heard from the Golden-crowned Sparrows.  Pair of titmice (titmouses?).  Pair of White-breasted Nuthatches.  Pair of Hoodies.  Togetherness seems to be catching on.

Talked to a man today who got sunburned in his Ashland backyard yesterday. He put a thermometer on the table in the sun, says it hit 110 degrees Fahrenheit. P2330233 (1280x960)A pair of White-breasted Nuthatches worked together on some large oaks. P2330232 (1280x960) P2330230 (1280x960) P2330227 (1280x960)   P2330149Perfect light on a perfect pair. P2330148 P2330147 P2330133 P2330112 P2330104Hark, the lark.  Below, part of a Bewick’s Wren in his den.B-W (1280x806)

BIG GALLERY OF A LITTLE BIRD:B-T WINGS (1280x960) B-T OPENS (1280x960) B-T LEAPS (1280x960) B-T FLITE (1280x960) B-T FLAPS2 (1280x960) B-T FACES (1280x960) B-T DROPZ (1280x960)P2330215 (1280x960) P2330189 (1280x960)B-T (1280x960) P2330180 (1280x960) P2330179 (1280x960) P2330178 (1280x960)


Ashland Pond, Jackson, US-OR
Feb 17, 2015 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Comments:     afternoon visit as well.  31 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  30
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  2
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  9
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)  20     flyover only
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)  2
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  2
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  7
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  30
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus)  2     pair together
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)  10
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  2     pair together
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  50
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  4
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  25
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  12
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  1
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  2
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)  3
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)  8
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X


  1. Here’s some N. Mt. Park a little before noon today.

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