Posted by: atowhee | March 31, 2019

THE HOLE THING

It is the season for hole making in the woodpecker’s world.
Yesterday I saw an Acorn Woodpecker working on a hole in an oak.  Today a pair of Red-breasted Sapsuckers were working on a hole in a tree on the west side of Wennerberg Park.

You will see the tree trunk is already perforated with thousands of sapsucker wells:rbs drills (2)

Here are two sapsucker trees at Wennerberg.  The first is where they are drilling a nest hole.  Next a nearby rowan tree trunk , well-drilled.

I finally got a sight of one of the many frogs that have been singing around here in recent weeks.FROGGG (3)At Hagg Lake today a fishing Osprey, some Western Grebes linger, a few species of ducks in spite of dozens of motor boats:
Henry Hagg Lake Park (Scoggins Valley Park), Washington, Oregon, US
Mar 31, 2019. 17 species

Cackling Goose  2000–most in the pond just east of the lumber mill
Canada Goose  20
American Wigeon  6
Mallard  20
Green-winged Teal (American)  4
Lesser Scaup  9
Bufflehead  3
Western Grebe  11
American Coot  9
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  1
American Crow  3
American Robin  2
Song Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  X


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