Posted by: atowhee | April 7, 2016


I joined five other birders for the Thursday morning bird walk around Linfield College campus. A Downy had found split tree trunk for his morning drumming, the sound could be heard a hundred yards away.  One Flicker never stopped calling.  Songs and calls came repeatedly from Song Sparrows, Juncos, Orange-crowned Warblers, White-breasted Nuthatch and Bewick’s Wren.

A Kingfisher passed overhead, at least a hundred feet up.  We heard his calling as he flew.  The Evening Grosbeaks were also passersp-by, not stopping.  A group of Acorn Woodpeckers were active in the large oaks on the north end of the campus.

Linfield College campus, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Apr 7, 2016 8:00 AM – 9:10 AM.  22 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  3
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  6
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  3
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  10
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  X
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  X
Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus)  12

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