Posted by: atowhee | April 13, 2021

BLOWN INTO TOWN

The dog and I spent an hour birding the west end of Minto-Brown Park this morning. No way to know how much we owed the wind, but there was an interesting mix of birds to be found. Pipit, snipe, crossbills, two warbler species newly returned. Here is the male yellowthroat, first one I’ve been able to get on camera this spring:

Our best bird of the morning appeared before we even got to Minto-Brown. Our FOY Green Heron flew over our car at the downhill end of Croisan Creek Road.

The Cackling Geese were in and above the farm field. In the third picture dense grass in the foreground is where some of the snipe went to disappear when they flushed from the roadside stream.

Minto-Brown Island Park, Marion, Oregon, US
Apr 13, 2021
25 species

Cackling Goose  300
Mallard  1
Green-winged Teal  20
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Killdeer  2
Wilson’s Snipe  6
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Turkey Vulture  3
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Northern Flicker  3
American Crow  3
Tree Swallow  2
Bushtit  4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Bewick’s Wren  4
American Robin  2
American Pipit  1
Red Crossbill  5–they left their treetop without posing for a picture
White-crowned Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  3
Spotted Towhee  4
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Orange-crowned Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  2


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