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Posted by: atowhee | July 9, 2018

TOWN BIRDING

Here he is, the kind of carotene.  What color, what a bold fashion statement, what a concentration of carotene….right in my back yard.  Does your local male House Finch match  mine?hofi maleBelow, Red-breasted Sapsucker and robin sharing a treetop along the South Yamhill River at Joe Dancer Park. Below that, largest wild mammal I’ve ever seen at Joe Dancer, the brush rabbit.  Finally, catalpa exuberance at Linfield College,.2birdzbunnycatalpa

Joe Dancer Park, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Jul 9, 2018 10:10 AM. 14 species

Vaux’s Swift (Chaetura vauxi)  1
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)  1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group])  1
Steller’s Jay (Coastal) (Cyanocitta stelleri [stelleri Group])  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Barn Swallow (American) (Hirundo rustica erythrogaster)  1
Bushtit (Pacific) (Psaltriparus minimus [minimus Group])  1
Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)  4
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  40
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  3
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)  1
Purple Finch (Western) (Haemorhous purpureus californicus)  2

Linfield College campus, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Jul 9, 2018 4:20 PM. 10 species

Vaux’s Swift (Chaetura vauxi)  1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) (Colaptes auratus [cafer Group])  1
Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)  2
Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  12
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group])  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  3
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)  3

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