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Posted by: atowhee | February 2, 2018

MY MERLOT MERLIN, PLUS ONE

A vintage falcon, this…at the intersection of Merlot and Pinto Noir, just a short flight from Zinfandel Loop.MERL-MERLIMG_2389And then this evening I was reviewing my shots from the day…the morning dog walk at Wennerberg I did not have my binocs but GOT good shots of a mystery bird high in a tree…robin? kestrel? sharpie?  Nope, it had been my first Merlin of the day in a place I rarely see them:MERL AT WENNIMG_2379

Merlot Marsh–private land, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Feb 2, 2018.  8 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  X
Merlin (Falco columbarius)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group])  X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  20
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)  2

Pinot Noir Drive NW, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Feb 2, 2018 3:50 PM – 4:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
13 species

California Quail (Callipepla californica)  8
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  8
White-breasted Nuthatch (Pacific) (Sitta carolinensis aculeata/alexandrae)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  2
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)  1
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  15
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

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