Posted by: atowhee | October 30, 2015


Two days of fairly persistent rain (this is not a complaint, it can rain for another 4odays and nights and I will welcome it all) and I had to get outside. So off to find soe ducks.  They don’t care how wet it is.  There was a sorority of Buffleheads on Yamhill Sewer Ponds.  19 and not a male to be seen.

Here’s what the Robins and waxwings were eating, haws:haws

Yamhill Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Yamhill, Oregon, US
Oct 30, 2015 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM.  14 species

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  1
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  20
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  300
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  19     all females
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  3
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  30
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  4
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  1
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)  15


More than one siskin today.  These tough little tykes drive away bigger birds sometimes.  This time they shared a feeder.  pisi x 2 (1280x960) pisi-rain (1280x960)House Finch:hofi rain (1280x960)Needs no introduction:P2550919 (1280x960)


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