Posted by: atowhee | September 30, 2021

THE HUNTER HUNTS

An adult Cooper’s Hawk was in our neighborhood park this morning. During the afternoon rain he or she showed up on the feeder pole in our front garden. The Bushtits flittered off a few minutes earlier. The goldfinches having left, of course. The rain, unpreturbed, did not leave. The Coop withdrew, deciding, perchance, to practice stealth.

Otherwise just the usual jay scramble for the poeanuts–one Steller, multiple scrubbers, and dozens of goldfinches. Waxwings swirling about in tight little know hiugh in the sky. A single speeding Mallard going west.

This image was taken through a window and the rain but does confirm the bird’s bold perch on the feeder pole!

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Sep 30, 2021
14 species

Mallard  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Northern Flicker  1
Steller’s Jay  1
California Scrub-Jay  4
American Crow  X
Bushtit  20
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Cedar Waxwing  X
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  60
Dark-eyed Junco  2
Song Sparrow  1


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