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Posted by: atowhee | November 6, 2017

AWAKE AT DAWN

It’s easier to be awake at dawn now, the body still being on the old time.  So just past 7 AM I watched 33 crows fly past our house heading to downtown and Joe Dancer Park.  They come from their communal roost somewhere in northwestern McMinnville or perhaps in the forests in the Baker Creek watershed beyond the town limits.
I see crows heading back that way in the later afternoon.  Anybody know where the roost is?

No sign of the White-throated Sparrow today.  Did see the first Ruby-crowned Kinglet of the season in our neighborhood.

820 NW 19th Street, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, US

Nov 6, 2017.  14 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  33
Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group])  10
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

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