Posted by: atowhee | November 10, 2017


I saw two different accipiters at the Yamhill Sewer Ponds today and I believe each was a Sharp-shinned Hawk.  Maybe a wave of migrants has just arrived or is passing through.  That spot is not a place I’d expect a Sharpie to settle in for the winter, but it’s a good spot for a hungry traveler to grab a quick snack.  There are juncos and other songbirds

Along a distant fence line I could see a harrier, and it was an adult male.In one field there were dozens of Killdeer and a pair of snipe lifted out of a water-logged pasture with shallow pools of water. kill-fielddown-xBig finch, little finch–House Finch and siskin.fnch-ak8ller lvs

Yamhill Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Yamhill, Oregon, US
Nov 10, 2017 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM.  20 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  1
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)  75
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)  4
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  50
Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)  2
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  60
Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata)  2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  4
Downy Woodpecker (Pacific) (Picoides pubescens gairdnerii/turati)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  20
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group])  15
Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)  X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  40
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)  25


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