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Posted by: atowhee | March 26, 2019

FIRST YELLOWLEGS OF SPRING

les-ylLooking at my images: the beak is only about 2 times the head diameter and the base of the beak is dark not pale as on greater.  The lesser of two yellowlegs I presume.

The Cackling Geese were going, the Tree Swallows were arriving.ts box

As the swallows checked out the row of nest boxes, they saw that at least two pairs of House Sparrows were also in the real estate market.

Yamhill Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Yamhill, Oregon, US.
21 species

Cackling Goose  500
Canada Goose  30
American Wigeon  10
Mallard  50
Lesser Scaup  25
Bufflehead  40
Eurasian Collared-Dove  X
Mourning Dove  1
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)  1
California Scrub-Jay  2
Tree Swallow  50
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Bushtit  2
American Robin  5
European Starling  X
White-crowned Sparrow  12
Golden-crowned Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  4
Red-winged Blackbird  X
House Sparrow  4

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