Posted by: atowhee | December 29, 2019


Our Yamhill Valley count Dec. 27 was under foggy skies most of the day.  So the one fine shot I got all day was this male towhee, who’d been eating the apple just below where he is perched, staring at the (2)Yet more birds:

And then the final pictures of the day, ending with a small flock of Western Bluebirds feeding along Baker Creek Road.  The sapsucker was at Huber Park where we saw only a pair of Steller’s Jays before he flew into  view.

We did not find a dipper on our count day though they do breed under a bridge along Baker Creek.

Back home in our garden the Audubon’s Warbler appears daily to harass the chickadees.  They persist so it may be just a game they all play.

820 NW 19th Street, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Dec 29, 2019. 14 species

Cackling Goose  7
Eurasian Collared-Dove  3
California Scrub-Jay  1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  3
Bushtit  25
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
European Starling  30
House Sparrow  8
House Finch  3
Dark-eyed Junco  30
Golden-crowned Sparrow  2
Spotted Towhee  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1

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