Posted by: atowhee | December 23, 2019

SCOUTING FOR MCMINNVILLE CBC

Our count here in the eastern part of Yamhill County is Friday.  I was out checking my usual CBC territory today.  The ponds are full, Baker Creek is high and muddy.
The large pond on Pheasant Hill Road was full of ducks.  Ring-necked as far as I could tell…without my scope.  About five dozen.  Coot. Flicker.  Ed Grenfell Park was birdier than usual: both kinglets, eight Steller’s Jays being loud, two flickers, downy, a Varied Thrush, Spotted Towhee.  Along the road were kestrels and red-tails and lotsa starlings, five crows, juncos.  On side roads: robins, both jay species.  So over a dozen species in less than a hour and I didn’t walk a single hedge.  I know those wrens were out there, skulking.  No dipper today.
Baker Creek Road, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Dec 23, 2019
15 species

Canada Goose  6
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  2
Steller’s Jay  18
California Scrub-Jay  4
American Crow  5
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
European Starling  200
Varied Thrush  1
American Robin  30
Dark-eyed Junco  2
Spotted Towhee  1


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