Posted by: atowhee | November 6, 2017


It was really a Red-breasted Sapsucker but I could not recall seeing that species fly catch.  I expect it from Lewis’s and Acorn Woodpeckers, but this one made me giggle with delight, a precious commodity these days [delight].rbs-aarbs-bbrbs-ccrbs-ddAbove you can see those pointed woodpecker tail feathers.  Below, resting between sorties.rbs-eeIMG_1704Any mycologists out there?  Is this Pholiota spumosa?IMG_1708Snowberries:IMG_1719


Yamhill Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Yamhill, Oregon, US
Nov 6, 2017 4:20 PM – 5:30 PM.  23 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  1
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)  300
Mallard (Northern) (Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos/conboschas)  X
Green-winged Teal (American) (Anas crecca carolinensis)  20
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)  10
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  25
Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  9
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)  1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group])  1
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  7
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  12
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group])  10
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  3
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)  2


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