Posted by: atowhee | August 20, 2020

OUR NEW NEIGHBORS

We have been in our new home here in Salem, Oregon, for a few days.  We are getting to know our feathered neighbors.  They are getting used to our feeders.

Bushtits like our suet block.  The scrub-jay expects daily peanuts. Within seconds after I tossed the peanuts onto the drive, this one arrived:

The first nut was weighed and found wanting.  Finally one suited:

The Bewick’s Wrens flitter through the foliage. The crows are a loud presence, but rarely come down from the sky or the treetops:954CRO (2)This male Downy is an avid suet fan:

The senior woodpecker of our neighborhood:954FLKR2 (2)Only once have I seen a goldfinch here:954LESGO (2)954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Aug 18, 2020
9 species

Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1     juvenile
Northern Flicker  1
California Scrub-Jay  3
American Crow  X
Bushtit  20
European Starling  1
Lesser Goldfinch  1
Spotted Towhee  X


954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Aug 20, 2020
9 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove  X
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
California Scrub-Jay  1
American Crow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Bewick’s Wren  1
European Starling  1


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