Posted by: atowhee | November 19, 2021

CORVID VIGILANTES

The crows hereabouts are aggressive in their monitoring of neighborhood visitors. A red-tail perched near the top of a Doug-fir and drew screams and attqack sorties though none of the crows actually to8ched the hawk before it departed.

Crow close, out the window:

More corvidic cognizance:

Platform perfiormances:

RB Nuthatch, CB Chickadee, junco–come and go. Siskins park themselves on the dinner table and finch out, adding back that 10% of body weight they lost overnight. I think it is misleading to say “pig out” when “finch out”is so much more fittiing. BTW, that siskin with the yellow on his wing bars is an adult, likely a male. Drab ones=juvie.

MIBTO-BROWN:

Minto-Brown Island Park, Marion, Oregon, US
Nov 19, 2021. 8 species

Canada Goose  6
Wood Duck  1
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
California Scrub-Jay  2
American Crow  54
American Robin  12

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Nov 19, 2021. 15 species

Cackling Goose  8
Anna’s Hummingbird  2
Ring-billed Gull  6
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Steller’s Jay  2
California Scrub-Jay  6
American Crow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Pine Siskin  X
American Goldfinch  X
Dark-eyed Junco  X
Song Sparrow  1


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