Posted by: atowhee | April 6, 2016


“The farm buildings are changed from one moment to the next as the swallows return.”  —A Year on the Wing by Tim Dee

This morning I saw my first Yamhill Cliff Swallows of the year, working on mud nests beneath the roof overhang of the historic barn on Grand Island Keiser Farm.csw1 csw2 csw3 csw4 SWALLOS BARN (1280x960)Grand Island Loop, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Apr 6, 2016 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM.  31 species

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  20
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  4     one mated pair
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  5
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)  2     mated pair
Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  3
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  2
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  4
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  4
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  2
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)  2
Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)  10
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  4
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  20
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  4
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  X
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  10
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)  4
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  10
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  6
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)  X
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  X

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