Posted by: atowhee | May 2, 2018


There were nine of us on the Linfield College Wednesday morning bird walk, led by Dr. Tom Love.   Recent arrivals, and new birds for me this year: Warbling Vireo and male Yellow Warbler.  Still no flycatchers as they are often the last to return from their wintering grounds. Everywhere we looked this morning there were nesting starlings carrying food to nestlings.

Linfield College campus, Yamhill, Oregon, US
May 2, 2018 8:00 AM – 9:10 AM.  22 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Vaux’s Swift (Chaetura vauxi)  X
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  2
Warbling Vireo (Western) (Vireo gilvus [swainsoni Group])  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)  X
Bushtit (Pacific) (Psaltriparus minimus [minimus Group])  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Pacific) (Sitta carolinensis aculeata/alexandrae)  1
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  1
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)  4
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1
Wilson’s Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)  2
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  3
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  X


hamthrnAbove, hawthorns seem to be headed for another good berry crop.  Below: American Goldfinches were in our garden for a few days, then sailed off, leaving a few siskins in their wake.IMG_4988Local and visitor:local visitorlocal visitor2local visitgor3INCONSPICUITY
Bewick’s Wrens instruct daily on how to sneak to and from their nest.  “Look at the flowers, I am not noticed…”bw-azaleabw-azalea2bw-azalea3


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