Posted by: atowhee | January 12, 2021


We’ve gotten well over five inches of rain so far this year. Ground saturated and water level is rising. Today two Mourning Doves came to feed on our driveway where I regularly put sunflower chips. It slopes so there is no standing water, ever. I don’t see MODOs here often, too many trees and too much like an open forest. I suspect their usual wide open spaces are now watery and doves are not eager waders so they’ve looking for dry ground even if it as artificial like our drive. My last record of Mourning Dove here was in late November.

Chickadees were around all day–they appear whenever the Cooper’s Hawk does not.

I spotted a Song Sparrow lurking behind foliage–another bird that may have come away from a flooded hang-out. They usually frequent marshy, low-lying places but this one could have gotten flooded out.

“The Supervisors’ Meeting”

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Jan 12, 2021
8 species

Mourning Dove  2
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Pine Siskin  X
Lesser Goldfinch  X
Dark-eyed Junco  X
Song Sparrow  1

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