Posted by: atowhee | January 13, 2016


The creeks are over their banks once again.  Fields are once again shallow lakes. Nora and I tried to go to Wennerberg Park in Carlton we found it was closed by flooding.  So we wen to Yamhill Sewer Ponds and there were some large geese loafing on the shore of a lake newly formed.  Among them, at least ten Greater White-fronted Geese:CAGO WITH GWFG (1280x960)Today marks only the second time White-fronted Geese have been reported at this site though the eBird record there is still fairly flimsy, mostly checklists I have submitted since July. CAGO WITH GWFG (1280x960)DUX AND GEESE (1280x960) DUX AND GEESE2 (1280x960)WET FIELD (1280x960)On the sewer ponds: Bufflehead:BUFFS (1280x960)Bushtits are my at my feeder for the first time this year: BUSH FDR (1280x960) BUSH FDR2 (1280x960)Cackling Geese in field along Hill Road in surburban McMinnville: CACK-HILL RD1 (1280x960) CACK-HILL RD2 (1280x960) Daisy, its feet in water, its blossom above the water level. DAISY (1280x960)Wet seats along creek at sewer ponds. HIGH WTR (1280x960) HIGH WTR2 (1280x960)Lesser Scaup at sewer ponds. LE-SC (1280x960)Nora in her rain gear. NORRA (1280x960)Shovelers, water, water everywhere, oh goody. SHOV AFLOAT (1280x960) SHOV IN FIELD (1280x960) SHOV2 IN FIELD (1280x960)Yamhill Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Yamhill, Oregon, US
Jan 13, 2016 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Comments:     rain and flooding.  13 species

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)  10
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  20
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  75
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)  5
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  12
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)  3
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1
Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)  5
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1


  1. UK weather still mirroring your own.

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