Posted by: atowhee | March 22, 2017


camlliaAbove, my neighbor’s camellia is about two weeks ahead of ours. Below, one of my first violets–seen yesterday at Joe Dancer Park.  I noted today that vinca is also starting to bloom.yel-violcro go1When I stopped along Baker Creek Road, these crows thought I looked untrustworthy and fled the scene.cro go2cro go3The quarry along Fox Ridge Road where coot and pair of Pied-billed Grebes were enjoying the ridglittl guyOne of the half dozen TVs along Baker Creek upppvath face

Baker Creek Road, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Mar 22, 2017. 8 species

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  6
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  3
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  15
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  7

Fox Ridge Rd., Yamhill, Oregon, US
Mar 22, 2017.  4 species

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  2
American Coot (Fulica americana)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  50
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  1     singing



  1. Love the thrush encircled by his wing…….

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