Posted by: atowhee | November 6, 2020


The dog and I had our birdiest time yet at Fairview Wetlands this morning in Salem. As the water level there rises so do the bird numbers. There were four species of waterfowl in the marsh, four sparrow species at the dry end, and just as the mid-day rain insisted we get back in the car, a flock of Western Bluebirds were flycatching from streetside trees.

The only mammal we saw besides our own kind–a single nutria having a swim.

Bluebirds and leaves–both beautiful:


Fairview Wetlands, Marion, Oregon, US
Nov 6, 2020
20 species

Cackling Goose  70     fly over
Canada Goose  25     in marsh
Northern Shoveler  17
Mallard  30
Green-winged Teal  14
Bald Eagle  1     juvenile soaring high up
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Northern Flicker  1
American Kestrel  1
California Scrub-Jay  1
American Crow  X
European Starling  2
Western Bluebird  10
American Goldfinch  3
White-crowned Sparrow  25
Golden-crowned Sparrow  16
Song Sparrow  7
Lincoln’s Sparrow  3
Junco X
Red-winged Blackbird  8

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