Posted by: atowhee | February 24, 2016

TURKEY VULTURES: THE KETTLE IS ROILING

KETTLE1 (1280x960)This kettle of Turkey Vutlures was over Ashland, OR, Tuesday afternoon.  They has just across the Ssikiyou Pass wich rises over 4300 feet above sea level. KETTLE2 (1280x960) KETTLE4 (1280x960) tv alone (1280x960) TV3 (1280x960) TV4 (1280x960)

Click here for the Mountain Bird Festival website.   Fourth weekend in May.  Ashland, OR.  Great Gray Owl, Williamson’s Sapsucker, Mountain Bluebird, White-headed Woodpecker.  Tiny Calliope Hummingbird.  Dippers.  Four species of Empidonax to test your skills.  Hermit Warbler.  Green-tailed Towhee.  Black Tern.  Ferruginous Hawk.  How can you resist?MTBF Logo (Web) 20150210 (72dpi)

Ashland Pond, Jackson, Oregon, US
Feb 23, 2016 4:20 PM – 5:20 PM.  16 species

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  6
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  1
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  2
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  30     photo in my blog of kettle of migrating TVs
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  4
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  3
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  40
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  15
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  2
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  40
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1


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