Posted by: atowhee | February 18, 2020

SUNNY DAY IN FINCHDOM

FINCHDOM (2)Here we have a finch consortium–left to right: two female Lesser Goldinches wading through the sunflower seeds in the tray, siskin with seed bits on its beak, House Finch looking large (either juvenile or female as males are already showing rich head and throat colors).

Below Bushtits doing the log as they do multiple times every day.  Earlier a single Chestnut-backed Chickadee hung onto one side of the log while the tinier BTs cam and went.  He ate, looked about, ate some more…then, satisfied, he fluttered off.  Nonchalant as the littler folks came and went and twittered and faffed about.  The chickadee a definition of avian cool.LOGG7 (2)Red-tail soaring lazily over our home–no wind, no clouds, no worries, no hurry, just what must be a heady feeling of lighter than air, immune from gravity, no sense of worry over crash or back take-off or fasten your seat belt.  ENVY, I admit.RTH-820 (2)

820 NW 19th Street, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Feb 18, 2020
16 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove  3
Red-tailed Hawk  1
California Scrub-Jay  2
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  3
Bushtit  30
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
European Starling  X
House Sparrow  X
House Finch  3
Pine Siskin  2
Lesser Goldfinch  2
Dark-eyed Junco  35
Golden-crowned Sparrow  1
Spotted Towhee  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4


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