Posted by: atowhee | March 30, 2016


Busy birds.  It was a warm spring day, sunshine after what seemed like unending rains.  Robins were outstanding in their field, as always.AMRO-FIELD (1280x960)Trio of Barn Swallows at Baskett Slough: BARS-WIRE (1280x960)Pair of Starlings bathing in our garden: BATH1 (1280x960) BATH2 (1280x960) BATH3 (1280x960) BATH4 (1280x960) BATH5 (1280x960) BATH6 (1280x960) BATH7 (1280x960) BATH8 (1280x960) BATH9 (1280x960)Black-capped Chickadee at Airport Park. BCC-1 (1280x960) BCC-2 (1280x960)Some of the thousands of Cackling Geese gathered at Baskett: CACK CROWD (1280x960)GAGGK2 (1280x960)GAGGL (1280x960)Cinnamon Teal on left, Shovelers at right. Baskett CIN-SHOV (1280x960)  SHOVS (1280x960)GREGS (1280x960)Flicker in our garden. nofl lhangs (1280x960)Oregon grape now in bloom, as are trillium. ORE GRAP (1280x960)The trillium at Airport Park are at their peak.  The noise from nearby aircraft had me at my pique.TRILL-D (1280x960)Glistening back of a resting Tree Swallow. trs bak

Baskett Slough NWR, Polk, Oregon, US
Mar 29, 2016 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM.  31 species

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii)  X
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Gadwall (Anas strepera)  X
American Wigeon (Anas americana)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)  1
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  X
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)  X
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)  X
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  X
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)  2
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  2
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  10
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  6
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  X
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)  1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1
American Coot (Fulica americana)  X
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  X
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  X
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  X
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  X
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)  X
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)  X
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  X

Hwy 99, Polk County, Oregon, US.  7 species

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii)  X
American Wigeon (Anas americana)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  X
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)  X
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  X
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  X
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  1

McMinnville Airport Park & Airport Road, Yamhill, Oregon, US.  8 species

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  X
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  X
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  15
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1

820 NW 19th Street, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Mar 29, 2016.  15 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  1
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)  8
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  3
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  8
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  2
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)  X
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

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