Posted by: atowhee | April 19, 2016


YR CLOSE UPyr in tree

This brightly colored male Yellow-rump spent some time with me in our garden yesterday afternoon.  He was attracted by the suet and the water, thirsty in the spring heat. YR DRINX yr fly in yr on bath1 yr on bath2 yr on bath3He is not boldly colorful like the Prothonotary or Cerulean, Black-throated Green, Magnolia or Blacburnian Warblers–those brilliantly feathered warblers of the eastern American forests.  The omnipresent Yellow-rump is not even as colorful as our own westerners, Townsend’s, or MacGullvray’s.  But this bird shows what a sharply defined set of yellow patches can mean on a gray and white springtime suit of feathers. YR THROATA lingering Golden-crowned Sparrow, one of these days he will shove off on his spring migration:GCS ON BATHEI believe this is a fawn lily: P2690134

And today the pair of Dippers nesting along Baker Creek Road at “Dipper Bridge” were together.  One sang briefly while I was there:DPLPROK2 DPPR PARE1 DPPR PARE2 DPPROK

820 NW 19th Street, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Apr 18, 2016.  11 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  X
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  1
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  1


  1. A beautiful warbler!

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