Posted by: atowhee | February 9, 2018


Both Yellow-rumped Warblers showed up at the same time today–one of each flavor, Audubon’s and Myrtle.  But they are definitely not “together.”  At the same feeding frenzied moment, about 130pm, the two Spotted Towhees showed up as well.  They are NOW a pair, one of each major gender.  Until about a week ago they came randomly.  Now this week they are “together.”  Surely they will nest somewhere nearby as they are local residents.SP DRINKThis is the male having a drink at the local watering hole.SP DRINK2SRL FEBGS FACEGS-ONEGS-TOOIMG_2709Ducks at Yamhill Sewer…Shoveler, Lesser Scaup and Bufflehead.IMG_2717Unlike human politics, when the rot sets it a forest floor can be a beautiful thing. I don;t often  blog a log, but this is the rotten log of the week:IMG_2718IMG_2721


  1. Yikes! There is a way to tell the gender of a spotted towhee…………….Do tell!

    I had a friend here with an iphone who videoed the hummers as I was holding the feeder. What a great time we had. Afterward we were exhausted from the tension of holding still, getting the right pictures, birds chasing each other in front of our faces. It was such good medicine for the soul. I will forward when Ruth sends video.

    m an

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