Posted by: atowhee | August 15, 2021


First, a quiz. Four images of the same bird, what is it:

Families are now evident almost daily. A female adult Downy came into our shady back garden today with a juvenile tagging along. Most of the Lesser Goldfinches we see are juveniles now. A first year Black-headed Grosbeak has visited two days in a row though they did not breed in the immediate vicinity, likely in the park three blocks away. One of the scrub-jays and both of the Steller’s we see are juveniles. All the House Finches, save one bright male, appear to be youngsters as well. And a family of four juncos came to feed together today. Here are two members of that family, first the dad, then one of the off-spring:

One of the grosbeaks I’ve been seeing lately, each time a loner:

Angry disapproval from the omnipresent scrub-jays does not prevent the Steller’s sneaking around:

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Aug 15, 2021
18 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove  X
Mourning Dove- 2 a pair
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Downy Woodpecker  2     adult female accompanied by juvenile
Steller’s Jay  1
California Scrub-Jay  3
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
European Starling  1
American Robin  1
House Sparrow  1
House Finch  6
Lesser Goldfinch  8
American Goldfinch  2
Dark-eyed Junco  4     family group–one juvie in quiz images
Black-headed Grosbeak  1

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Aug 14, 2021 RNKNG dOVE
12 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove  X
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Red-breasted Sapsucker  1
Steller’s Jay  2
California Scrub-Jay  X
American Crow  X
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
House Finch  X
Lesser Goldfinch  X
American Goldfinch  X
Dark-eyed Junco  2

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