Posted by: atowhee | January 20, 2016


I should have gotten the message.  Early today there was a Kestrel dining on long-tailed rodent on the wires just above the entrance to the McMinnville Recycling Center.  Along Shelton Road in north Yamhill County I ticked a Kestrel pair, Red-tail, chased by Peregrine and then an adult Bald Eagle flew in and landed.  Took about five minutes of birding.  A couple days ago I had a male Harrier in that same area.bee Just before he decides to chase off the Red-tail perched about fifty feet away. per1 per2After one final attack the Peregrine speeds on past the slogging Red-tail. PER-ATTK (1280x960)The very full North Yamhill River:P2620444 (1280x960)Shelton Road, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Jan 20, 2016 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM.   7 species

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1     adult
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  4
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  2
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)  1
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X


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