Posted by: atowhee | November 1, 2015


Whatever spirits haunted the streets last night were not in evidence this dawn. Colorful leaves clogged the rain drenched gutters. AND flocks of geese criss-crossed the sky. Some were Cacklers, many more were full-sized Canadas.P2560004 (1280x960)

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After continuous rain the dog and I had to get out, so between rain squalls we hit the road into south Yamhill County. Songbirds were mostly hiding from wind and wet, but the bigger birds were evident. Bald Eagle at Monastery Pond. Yellowlegs on Patty Road. Ducks in the bigger ponds. Great Egret in a marshy field. Harrier passed over Amity Pond which is about the size of a Smart Car right now.

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This Kingfisher was along Baker Creek in Grenfell County Park. Two weeks ago there wasn’t enough water there to make it worth his while.
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Look over these ducks on Monastery Pond, there are wigeons and at east one Pintail in the shot.
Autumn vines: autumn vines
Amity Pond, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Nov 1, 2015. 3 species

Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 4
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 15

Patty Road, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Nov 1, 2015. 9 species

American Wigeon (Anas americana) 4
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 150
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 1
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 1

Baker Creek Road, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Nov 1, 2015. 3 species

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) X

Briedwell Road, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Nov 1, 2015. 4 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 50
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 2
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 1

Montastery Pond and Lane, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Nov 1, 2015. 8 species

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 4
American Wigeon (Anas americana) 30
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 300
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 25
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 100
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1
Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 2
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 1

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