Posted by: atowhee | April 19, 2018


Sunshine, blue skies, daisies blooming amidst the dandelions–every bird was a winner at Wennerberg this morning.

Wennerberg Park was alive with active birds.  There were calls and songs from Canada Geese, flicker, Acorn Woodpecker, robins, White-breasted Nuthatch, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Purple  Finch and numerous Song Sparrows.  The latter will be nesting along the river. House Sparrows were carrying nesting material into one of the roofed picnic structures.

Orange-crowned Warblers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Audubon Warblers were busy in the deciduous trees that are leafing out.  My best photos today were a Red-breasted Sapsucker in breeding finery, enjoy:rbs briterbs looks downrbs pokeKinglet plays hard to get:rcki flttrrcki hidezBushtit, nest still…single bird means the flock has disbanded for breeding season.  See the whole gang again in late summer:bt feedzbt flizbvt fliz2Wennerberg showing off:wenn-sprng

The bigleaf maple are adorned with their usual spring mapl

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Wennerberg Park, Carlton, OR, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Apr 19, 2018.  19 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  6–honking, of course
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  2,  silent as a floating feather
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  1
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)  2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1
Bushtit (Pacific) (Psaltriparus minimus [minimus Group])  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Pacific) (Sitta carolinensis aculeata/alexandrae)  1, calling
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  5
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  30, singing
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s) (Setophaga coronata auduboni)  8, singing
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  10
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  10
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  14, singing
Purple Finch (Western) (Haemorhous purpureus californicus)  X     singing
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X     nest building


  1. thanks Harry love knowing what is all around us . since I Iive just near park keep up the great work. Tutti gill

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