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Posted by: atowhee | October 11, 2018

YAMHILL: FIRST CACKLERS, WINTER WINGING INTO TOWN

This morning I saw my first Cackling Geese of the season in Yamhill County.  AS pair were feeding on the grass along one levee at the Yamhill Sewer Ponds.  Not far away were two Lesser Scaup, a season’s first at this location.  Both species will be regular, if not constant at YSP through the winter.cack-fricack-fri2Fresh ferns after welcome rain:fernzIMG_4815Those shimmering lines across the grass, row upon row of spider web.   Nature getting decorated for Halloween perchance. weblawn

Yamhill Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Yamhill, Oregon, US
Oct 11, 2018. 12 species

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii)  2     first of the season
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)  40
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)  2     first of season at this location
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  X
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  20
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1

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