Posted by: atowhee | September 12, 2016


820 NW 19th Street, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Sep 11, 2016 7:00 AM.  13 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1–tried for Collared-dove but missed
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  X
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  16
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X


Mid-day the dog and I checked out Yamhill Sewer Ponds.  Almost no songbirds; fewer ducks than usual; but found my first Willow Flycatcher of the season.  He was fly-catching off the fence around the ponds–long tail, no eye-ring, pale chest and belly, bold wing bars.

Yamhill Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Yamhill, Oregon, US
Sep 12, 2016 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.  10 species

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  3
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  17
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  2, along creek not the sewer ponds
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  3
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1–not regular at this location, creek very low right now
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  1
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)  1
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)  2

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