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Posted by: atowhee | January 1, 2019

NEW YEAR, FAMILIAR FACES

It’s a new year on the calendar, it’s the same season in birdland.  Continuity continues here until the season and food supply changes.  January 1 is an artificial designation.  The juncos, a White-throated Sparrow, an Audubon’s Warbler, local House Sparrows and starlings…same as yesterday.  They care not that some animals say it is 2019, or if we suddenly decided it were 1919, or some other year determined by yet another counter-factual presidential tweet.  1984, anyone?

Below: Red-breasted Nuthatch shares feeders with female House Finch.  Kestrel in fog at Joe Dancer.  Great Egrets were in field between I-5 and Brooks in Marion County last week, last month, last year but only days ago.  Junco.  Squirrel using his innate abilities. The wintering White-throated Sparrow.

Bushtits mob a suet feeder.  Scrub-jay achieves singularity at same feeder:

McMinnville Water and Light continues its jihad against brushy habitat near Joe Dancer Park:brush jihad

Below: surging Baker Creek after a rain…foggy morning…evening sunset:

A bright light shines forth on another rainy day:IMG_9291

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