Posted by: atowhee | December 20, 2020

RAINY DAY, THEN A SURPRISE RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE

I spent nearly all the daylight counting birds in the rain with Tim Stuart for the McMinnville CBC. Lots of wet juncos. Then as I arrived home this guy landed on our feeder pole:

I will add our McMinnville CBC checklist here later today. We saw nothing unusual, except we didn’t get a single starling. Four Varied Thrush, a flock of Western Bluebirds and four Wood Ducks were highlights. Here is the only Bufflehead, only duck, at Miller’s Woods:

We really wanted to count this guy:

McMinnville CBC-NW quadrant, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Dec 20, 2020
39 species

Wood Duck  5
Northern Shoveler  4
American Wigeon  1
Mallard  1
Ring-necked Duck  55
Bufflehead  4
Hooded Merganser  1
California Quail  14
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Band-tailed Pigeon  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
American Coot  2
Killdeer  2
Bald Eagle  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Barred Owl  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Acorn Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  5
American Kestrel  3
Steller’s Jay  15
California Scrub-Jay  9
American Crow  54
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  2
Bushtit  20
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
European Starling  0
Western Bluebird  14
Varied Thrush  4
American Robin  12
Pine Siskin  41
Lesser Goldfinch  3
Dark-eyed Junco  181
Golden-crowned Sparrow  75
White-throated Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  1
Spotted Towhee  9
Red-winged Blackbird  4


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