Posted by: atowhee | February 26, 2019


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.


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

Spotted Towhee and BC Chickadee are regulars at our feeders:


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


  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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