Posted by: atowhee | September 17, 2020

NEW FACE IN THE SHRUBBERY

There was another new species in our garden today. Through the smoke and the windows I watched a Fox Sparrow feeding on the ground among the roses. Another migrant down from the mountains or further north. Like the Song Sparrow, he might stick around. Lots of good food here. The House Finch telegraph has certainly spread the message, today I counted nine at one time. Last week there was only a singleton, yesterday just three.

All these photos were necessarily taken through a window.
FOX SPARROW
At first you barely get a glimpse, then he finally comes forth.

OTHER SPARROWS OF THE DAY

HOUSE FINCHES
What did they find on the roof? Seeds carried down from the fire zone?

JAYS–HERE AND ALERT

BEWICK WORKS THE TRELLIS
He was just six feet from my window.

BUSHTITS COME IN BUNCHES

GOLDFINCH GALLERY

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Sep 17, 2020
17 species

Mallard  5
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Northern Flicker  1
Steller’s Jay  1
California Scrub-Jay  2
American Crow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Bushtit  20
Bewick’s Wren  1
European Starling  7
House Finch  9
American Goldfinch  12
Fox Sparrow  1
White-crowned Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Spotted Towhee  1
Orange-crowned Warbler  1


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