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Posted by: atowhee | April 29, 2018

PIP, PIP, A PIPIT

An American Pipit was running around a ball diamond infield this morning…making it the 72nd species I have recorded at Joe Dancer Park.  Other one-time-only birds include Sharp-shinned Hawk, Raven, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Osprey.  This pipit may simply move up into the heights of th4 Cascades and nest above the treeline, or it could be headed north to the Arctic Circle where it will again nest beyond the tree line. The barren infield made it feel right at home.ap-jd0ap-jdpap-jdp2ap-jdp3ah bendtv one-1tv-one2tv-one3rabb -towhBird at the right hand edge of image above is a Spotted Towhee, big fella is a brush rabbit.rabbt

Joe Dancer Park, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Apr 29, 2018. 13 species

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  5
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  1
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  25
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
American Pipit  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  14
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)  3     heard singing
Purple Finch (Western) (Haemorhous purpureus californicus)  1     singing near marsh at north end of park

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