Posted by: atowhee | August 14, 2016


The last youngsters of summer are fledging.  Some Barn Swallows are into their final clutch of egg incubating.  Most young birds of this year are out and about.  Just in our McMinnville garden today there were some examples:hisp feeds3hosp feeds3x hisp feeds4  HOSP FEEDS1 (1280x960) HOSP FEEDS2 (1280x960) HOSP ADULT FLIES (1280x960)A young American Goldfinch in sun bright dawn redwood.AMGO IN SUN AMGO IN SUN2 AMGO IN SUN3DEJU-FORYoung Junco. DEJU-ONE DEJU-THRE DEJU-TWORBN DUNK RBN DUNK2Robin in molt, note the scruffy throat feathers.  RBN MOLT RBN-DRINK RBN-DRINK2

820 NW 19th Street, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Aug 14, 2016. 11 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Vaux’s Swift (Chaetura vauxi)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  4
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

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