Posted by: atowhee | September 27, 2015


Two new birds for me in Yamhill County, both fall arrivals: Varied Thrush and Ruby-crowned Kinglets.  Must have been a fresh shipment of the kinglets with the sharp cold snap overnight: three in one small area, two sharing a tree which they will not do during the winter.  One time there was a soft, thin, haunting whistle of a Varied Thrush from some dense undergrowth in some undeterminable direction in the woods.  The kinglets, Bushtits, chickadees all focusedon feeding aftrer a cold night.  Each bird sought the sun-warmed side of the foliage in late morning.rcki belly (1280x960) rcki cntr (1280x960) rcki flttr (1280x960) rcki look sup (1280x960) rcki look sup2 (1280x960) rcki lookaround (1280x960) rcki upside (1280x960)fawl3 (960x1280)fawl1 (1280x960) fawl2 (1280x960)

McMinnville Rotary Park (Tice Park), Yamhill, Oregon, US
Sep 27, 2015 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM.  10 species

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  1
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  5
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)  25
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  3     first of the season
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  3
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)  2     first of the season
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  3

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