Posted by: atowhee | November 10, 2016


There was a Sharp-shinned Hawk hunting in the willows along the creek this morning at Wennerberg Park.  Of course, that meant no other birds seen within fifty yards of that spot.  He fled as soon as I became visible. It was my first Sharpie in Yamhill County this fall. I do not see them here in the lowlands in summer.

“Here Comes The Sun”    by George Harrison
“Here comes the sun, here comes the sun

“And I say it’s all right
“Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
“Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here.”

Sun through fog this morning at Wennerberg:fog-sunweb-meshWeb mesh in morning dew.web-mesh2Yesterday’s White-throated Sparrow late in the day.  Have not seen him today.wts-thru-windo

There is only one word…”cute”cuteness

Wennerberg Park, Carlton, OR, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Nov 10, 2016 10:40 AM – 11:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
9 species
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  10
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1

I am concerned over the possible future of this blog.  In Trumptopia there will be an effort to end Net Neutrality.  If that happens the cost of maintaining this blog may be too much.  Right now it costs only my time and work.  It is for sharing, not profit.  But the urge to monetize everything will swamp any silly notions of open access if Net Neutrality is abolished.  If you have any favorites among my old blogs, print ’em out. If this blog goes so does its archive.



  1. I saw a red-shouldered hawk in Lithia Park this afternoon . He landed on a branch below a nest. I wonder if they nest there. There sure must be enough squirrels and other critters to eat.

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