Posted by: atowhee | February 10, 2016


En route to yesterday’s Wintu Audubon meeting in Redding, I had time for a quick stop at Ashland Pond which I haven’t birded in some months.  A good afternoon was happening, sun and active birds all around.  The coyotes were in a rodent-infested field south of Yreka.

The last two birds are Hutton’s Vireo that seemed to find me worth watching, and one of a pair of Oak Titmouses (-mice?).gcsp on brmbl (1280x960)male Golden-crowned Sparrow; shy Purple Finch. pufi hidesRing-necked Ducks on Ashland Pond. ring billsMt. Shasta, that volcanic diva, that bullies nature into giving her special weather systems reserved only for those who rise above the hoi polloi. shsta1 shsta2 shsta3

Ashland Pond, Jackson, Oregon, US
Feb 9, 2016 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.  25 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  1
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  11
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)  2
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  1
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)  1
Hutton’s Vireo (Vireo huttoni)  1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  5
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  3
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  1
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  1
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  6
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  1
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)  1
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)  6

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