Posted by: atowhee | November 3, 2021

THE EXPECTED, WHERE EXPECTED, WHEN EXPECTED

Two wintering species showed up today for the first time at Salem locations I bird regularly. For the first time since June there were siskins in our garden–so far just four. They are still outnumbered by the dozens of juncos, equal number (or greater) of American Goldfinches. Last winer siskins were mumerically dominant for many weeks at our feeders, often bullying other species, forcing nuthatches to hit and fly. Then at Fairview Wetlands there was a small flock of coots–there had been zero just yesterday.

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Nov 3, 2021
14 species

Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Cooper’s Hawk 1–at dawn, no wonder the little birds slept in
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Steller’s Jay  X
California Scrub-Jay  X
American Crow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  1
American Robin  X
Pine Siskin  4
American Goldfinch  40
Dark-eyed Junco  40
Song Sparrow  1
Spotted Towhee  1

Fairview Wetlands, Marion, Oregon, US
Nov 3, 2021
13 species

Cackling Goose  60
Northern Shoveler  40
Gadwall  16
American Wigeon  2
Mallard  40
Northern Pintail  8
Green-winged Teal  60
Bufflehead  1
American Coot  7     first of season at this location
California Scrub-Jay  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
American Robin  10
Red-winged Blackbird  X


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