Posted by: atowhee | August 26, 2021


First, the wing-ding:

Later this year I expect some Purple Finches to arrive from their forest haunts and most of the Americans should have migrated out of the area. There may be siskins, or maybe not, they are unpredictable but dominated our garden last winter for many weeks.

The double turkey occurred at nearby Clark Creek Park. First a lone TURKEY Vulture circling overhead. Then five of a kind loafing on a shaded hillside:

The observant brd on the far right I took to be the mom with four of her young from this season. Like our ancestors from the East Coast, the invasive turkey has spread widely once it was brought to Oregon.

The drab bird in upper left is juvie junco, the in-your-face bird is a Bewick’s, then wild chicory, early fall croci, a water sterider and family iof three groound squirrels sunning themselves on stump in Bush’s Pastures Park.

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Aug 26, 2021
16 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Steller’s Jay  1
California Scrub-Jay  3
American Crow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Bushtit  20
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
European Starling  6
House Finch  X
Lesser Goldfinch  X
American Goldfinch  X
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Song Sparrow  1

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