Posted by: atowhee | November 26, 2021


[BTW, I am leading a team in Sector 1 of the Salem Christmas Bird Count…Dec. 18…would welcome a couple volunteers. Aslo doing the McMinnville count on the 28th. Interested?]

There are many words that go well with finch in America. Grass and gold. Tree and brown. Gregarious. Seed eater, not seedy. Insistent. Persistent. Flighty. Yet perhaps the best finch word is not a noun, nor an adjective. Try this verb: gather.

If you enlarge any of the above images you will note the notched tail…all our wintering finches show that except for the House Finch. Speaking of which:

Click here to read about FEMALE bird song discoveries.

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Nov 26, 2021. 15 species

Cackling Goose  X
Mourning Dove  1
Steller’s Jay  X
California Scrub-Jay  X
American Crow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  X
Bushtit  20
House Finch  1
Pine Siskin  50
American Goldfinch  X
Dark-eyed Junco  40
Golden-crowned Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Spotted Towhee  1

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