Posted by: atowhee | September 25, 2021


The waxwings are busy in our part of south Salem. They hunt insects from our treetops. Even higher up I saw dozens using the treetops in our local park. There they favored the dead tops of the two tallest–a cottonwood and a Doug-fir. They seemed more bug-centered today than fruit-eyed. Our crabapple is still unmolested and rich in fruit.

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Sep 25, 2021
15 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Steller’s Jay  1
California Scrub-Jay  4
American Crow  10
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
European Starling  X
Cedar Waxwing  40
Lesser Goldfinch  2
American Goldfinch  50
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Spotted Towhee  1

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