Posted by: atowhee | September 30, 2016


At Wennerberg today I encountered both kinglet species, and my first Willamette Valley Fox Sparrow of the season.  And the leaves on our lilacs are turning red along the veins…must be fall.rcki-in-middl-907x734 rcki-on-rit rcki-twst The Ruby-crowned was a difficult photo target, the lone Golden-crowned was too high and too fast for any image.  I was surprised that the Golden-crowned seemed to be alone.rcki-undr2 Song Sparrow at our feeder:sosp-grdnSome fall colors:amro-u-ppp fall-clr-1280x960 gcs-grdn2 gcs-grdn3

Wennerberg Park, Carlton, OR, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Sep 30, 2016 10:15 AM – 11:15 .12 species

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  X
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  3
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)  1
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  3
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1

My fall events:

McMinnville, OR.   October 6th.  I will talk about birding hotspots along Interstate 5 in Oregon and places to look for the Great Gray Owl.  I will sign copies of both FREEWAY BIRDING and GREAT GRAY OWL books.  6:30 PM, Third Street Books, 320 NE Third Street, McMinnville.

McMinnville, OR.  October 20 and 27.  Birding upper Willamette Valley in winter.  A class sponsored by McMinnville Park & Rec Department.  Lectures on Thursday night, 630pm.  Field trips on Saturdays, October 22 and 29.

Register on line or at community center:

Salem, OR.  November 8.  The Great Gray Owl, a talk at Salem Audubon Birders’ Night. Birder’s Night: a presentation on various aspects of birding, followed by an informal sharing of bird observations and questions. Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, at the Carrier Room of the First United Methodist Church, 600 State Street in downtown Salem.

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