Posted by: atowhee | January 27, 2017


A single male Varied Thrush was back in our garden this morning…scratching through the duff beneath our dawn redwoods.  Sow  bugs, slugs, earwigs, earthworms, perhaps a few seeds.  He ignored all the sunflower seeds and suet feeders.vt-duff2Just take a  moment to admire those scallop patterned feathers on this guy’s sides.vt-duff

BATH TIMEbath1bath2“Yikes, this water’s cold!”bath3img_5588img_5594img_5739Robin’s nest wintering the storms at Joe Dancer Park.rbnest

820 NW 19th Street, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Jan 27, 2017. 12 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1     immature
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)  20
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)  1
Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  20
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  8
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Joe Dancer Park, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Jan 27, 2017. 5 species

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  1
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)  1
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1


  1. After writ ing Silent Spring, and all the while suffering terribly with cancer, Rachael Carson, said, “I could not enjoy the sound of a thrush unless I had done everything I could.” What dedication… hero ism really.

    Now that is someone to look up to, not this mentally unbalanced person put into office by selfish, angry, uncaring and unconscionable people.

    World turned upside down. NOW we will test the power of government by the people….may we have a better country for it. Watch out for the women!

    Got to Karl’s tonight. Owl was present and in charge. Thanks for the connection.

    m a

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