Posted by: atowhee | July 8, 2016


Nora the dog insisted on a walk this morning, before the rain returned.  For Nora a walk is really a run around.  In the boxer-lab scripture which she wholeheartedly believes the First Commandment is “Thou shallt run.”NORAThat slobbery tongue is evidence that Nora has been doing her running and has stopped for a brief catching of breath.

In one willow there was a pair of Brown Creepers, moving fast and not in good light.

BC UPP Half a mile away, west of the North Yamhill River was a soaring adult Bald Eagle.EGL1 EGL2 Along the river, lush Queen Anne’s Lace in bloom:QA LACE Unusual to see a Spotted Towhee twenty feet up sounding an alarm…perhaps not approving of Nora nosing calls One of two Wood-Pewees at the park.wp in sky

Wennerberg Park, Carlton, OR, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Jul 8, 2016 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM.  14 species

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)  2
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  X
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  3
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  15
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  3
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  1


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