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Posted by: atowhee | October 21, 2018

JOE DANCER SURPRISE

There was a lone Clay-colored Sparrow among the dozens of jucnos in the wetlands (which are now decidedly dry lands) area of Joe Dancer Park.  He was bullied and driven about by the bigger juncos.  I managed very unsatisfactory images:CCSCCS2CCS3DWOODKEST-BNCHM-KEST3A large robin flock was in the trees, fluttering over the treetops, dropping onto the playing fields and generally whinnying and clucking from all sides.  This one posed in the sun:RBNSONGSPTHIST

Joe Dancer Park, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Oct 21, 2018. 8 species

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  150
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  2
Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)  1    gray nape, clear views of pale markings on bird smaller than the bullying juncos
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group])  50
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1

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