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Posted by: atowhee | August 10, 2019

MIGRATION ACCELERATES

Nora the dog took me for a walk at Joe Dancer Park this morning.  It turned into a birding trip, not just an amble where she could sniff every bush base or scuffed pile of leaves.  Migrants!
A flock of White-crowned Sparrows that included many of this summer’s fledglings, some still sporting their speckled vests. They were not there a couple days ago. In the riverside trees: warblers.  There were my first orange-crowned, black-throated gray and Nashville of the season.  I don’t think any of them bred at the park this summer; I last saw them around McMinnville in May.

One of the adult white-crowns in his bounteous apple tree:WCS-JDP (2)

Hummer and two of the downys.

Joe Dancer Park, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Aug 10, 2019
21 species

Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Downy Woodpecker  3
American Kestrel  1
California Scrub-Jay  X
American Crow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Barn Swallow  8
Bushtit  25
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  4
Cedar Waxwing  1
House Sparrow  X
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  4
White-crowned Sparrow  30
Song Sparrow  5
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Black-throated Gray Warbler  2

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