Posted by: atowhee | November 7, 2016


This wren was busy in the duff along North Yamhill River in Wennerberg Park.  He did not seem the least interested in my presence.bw1bw2bw3bw4bw5bw6bw7bw8bw9bw10bw11bw12


Escaping Lesser  Scaup  motoring to the far end of the Carlton Sewer Ponds.

lscp-gudLots of feeder action today:


This is the only Cooper’s Hawk I saw

Carlton City Sewer Ponds (restricted access), Yamhill, Oregon, US
Nov 7, 2016 11:00 AM.  5 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  10
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)  35
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  14
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  2
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  1

Wennerberg Park, Carlton, OR, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Nov 7, 2016 11:20 AM – 11:50 AM.  6 species

Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  4
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  2
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  4

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

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  10
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  2



  1. Hey- I’ve read your blog for a couple years now especially since relocating from Portland to Carlton last fall. Love all the pix & local tips. I’m pretty amateur at this stage in life. However I consider yo my local expert. So…I haven’t seen any Lazuli Buntings on your list. Would it be crazy to say that I kinda think I have a flock hanging out this week? I’m in rural Carlton wheat farm/oak forest sandwiched by wineries.

    • I think they breed at Tualatin River NWR, try the trail along the dike below the visitgors center near the highway…in May or June…they sound much like a warbler when they sing, whispery and melodic

  2. Gorgeous photos, Harry! That Bewick’s must have known you came in peace…

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