Posted by: atowhee | March 16, 2016


cgs looksGoldren-crowned Sparrow having an afternoon snack of plum blossom. GCS EATS FLWR (1280x960)P2660311 (1280x960)Steller’s Jay in shade, not a usual species along Bear Creek where the trees are mostly cottonwood, alder and willow.  The restoration project has put in some ponderosa so maybe this guy is feeling more at home there now.  Scrub-Jays are regular and common in that habitat.JAY IN SHADE (1280x960) JAY IN SHADE2 (1280x960) P2660310 (1280x960) TV UPP1 (1280x960) TV UPP2 (1280x960)

Ashland Pond, Jackson, Oregon, US
Mar 16, 2016 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.  19 species

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  1
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  30
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)  4
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  3
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  10
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  30
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  2
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  3
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)  12
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

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