Posted by: atowhee | February 27, 2016


Over Wennerberg Park this morning a single Turkey Vulture teetered along overhead, circling, drifting on the air currents, northward…as fast as he could go without actually flapping his wings.  It was the firsy I have seen in Yamhill County this year.  At the same time TVs were being reported in nearby counties.  Five days ago I saw dozens in Jackson County, just this side of the California border.TV IN BLU TV TREEDAnother sign we’re so done with winter: VIOLS (1280x960)mk0 mk1Male Kestrel at Wennerberg, hunting.  His tell-tale tail, a teeter-totter tail. twictchin up, then down, up, down. mk2 mk3Spring shows through the bare branches along the North Yamhill River. P2650210 (1280x960)Red-breasted Sapsucker explores the dense miniature moss forest on a venerable maple. RBSCLEAR (1280x960) RBSHADE (1280x960) RBSTARE (1280x960)In our garden…you can fool some of the squirrels, some… SQRL FDDR (1280x960)

Wennerberg Park, Carlton, OR, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Feb 27, 2016 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM.  11 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1     heading north, first I’ve seen in Yamhill this year
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2     pair together
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  15
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1

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