Posted by: atowhee | January 18, 2018


There he was again this afternoon.  High in the dead top of a Doug-fir, perched about five yards from where he was on Tuesday.  This time he didn’t stay long and didn’t have any food in his clutches.  Can I call him “my pet peregrine?”

The No Name Pond had a different assortment of ducks today, dominated by dozens of shovelers. Construction of roads and housing is coming to the site so I hope the pond survives in a habitable condition.

We got our warbler trifecta again today–the gaudy Townsend’s male plus one each of the two flavors of Yellow-rumped.HMALEHMALE2Hoodie above, Ring-necked below, males one and all.RND IN POND3DEERECollatred Dove, RIP.  I am thinking maybe a small owl…who else would leave most of a fresh body?  Housecat?ECDFemale flicker at our suet.n-fEMALE

Pinot Noir Drive NW, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Jan 18, 2018.  8 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  X
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group])  8
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  40

No Name Pond, McMinnville, OR, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Jan 18, 2018.  6 species

Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)  40
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  4
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  2
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)  2
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1

Merlot Marsh–private land, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Jan 18, 2018.  5 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group])  10
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  15
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  30

820 NW 19th Street, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Jan 18, 2018. 17 species (+1 other taxa)

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group])  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  X
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  X
Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)  X
Bushtit (Pacific) (Psaltriparus minimus [minimus Group])  20
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s) (Setophaga coronata auduboni)  1
Townsend’s Warbler (Setophaga townsendi)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group])  20
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  2
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  2
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)  30
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X


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