Posted by: atowhee | November 28, 2020

AFTERNOON INFLUX

Over at Fairview Wetlands it seems every afternoon brings in hundreds of Cackling Geese to feed on the lawns.

This morning in that same area there were few geese besides the trio of Canadas that are ensconced in the wetlands. They spend much of the day feeding on the lawns around the CEP building which is at the end of a cul-de-sac and thus quiet. The geese, of course, are NOT quiet. A pair and a spare? Mom, dad and youngster?

In the open space portion of the wetlands east of Fairview where is just enough standing water to attract snipe. I scared up four over there today.

Fairview Wetlands, Marion, Oregon, US
Nov 28, 2020 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
21 species

Cackling Goose  1
Canada Goose  145
Northern Shoveler  X
American Wigeon  X
Mallard  X
Northern Pintail  X
Green-winged Teal  X
Bufflehead  7
American Coot  8
Wilson’s Snipe  4     in wetlands open space east of Fairview Industrial Drive
California Gull  2     fly over
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Northern Flicker  4
Steller’s Jay  1
California Scrub-Jay  1
American Crow  2
American Goldfinch  3
Song Sparrow  4
Lincoln’s Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  40


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