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Posted by: atowhee | February 26, 2019

WHITEY X 2

Today, two White-throated Sparrows in our garden–competitive not sharers.  One even took a bath.  They would not pose side-by-side. Click any image to enlarge.

Ablutions in mid-winter.

KESTREL KILLER

At Joe Dancer Park this morning the wind was sharp and cold, the air clear, the male kestrel brunching on junco.

OTHER GARDEN BIRDS
Spotted Towhee and BC Chickadee are regulars at our feeders:

SNOW WHAT

820 NW 19th Street, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Feb 26, 2019
14 species (+1 other taxa)

Eurasian Collared-Dove  X
California Scrub-Jay  1
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  1
European Starling  X
House Finch  1; American Goldfinch 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)  30
Golden-crowned Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  2
Spotted Towhee  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  1
House Sparrow  X

Joe Dancer Park, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Feb 26, 2019.  7 species

Red-tailed Hawk  2–pair flying together
American Kestrel  1
American Robin  150
European Starling  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)  40
Song Sparrow  1
Spotted Towhee  1

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Responses

  1. I’ll bet the kestrel I saw today near the feeders with all the juncos was thinking about having one for a snack… not many lizards out in the snow.


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