Posted by: atowhee | January 12, 2022

THE FLASH OF YELLOW–TWICE, FROM DIFFERENT BIRDS

Twice today my eye caught a flash of yellow. First, it was right outside our front window around 9AM. At least a quartet of yellow-rumps, myrtle warblers all, flitting around the roses and evergreen shrubs.

Then around 330PM in the northernmost willow marsh at Minto-Brown, maybe 200 yards south of the Riverfront Park footbridge. This time it was an Orange-crowned Warbler. Same thicket had a Lincoln’s Sparrow as well.

Most unexpected sighting this week–yesterday two Cooper’s Hawks briefly perched next to one another in a tree overlooking some of our feeders. One left after a minute of togetherness.

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Jan 11, 2022
15 species

Mourning Dove  5
Great Blue Heron  1     fly over
Cooper’s Hawk  2     perched side by side
Steller’s Jay  X
California Scrub-Jay  X
American Crow  X
Bushtit  X
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
Pine Siskin  X
American Goldfinch  X
Dark-eyed Junco  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Jan 12, 2022
11 species

Mourning Dove  X
California Scrub-Jay  5
American Crow  X
Bushtit  20
Bewick’s Wren  1
Pine Siskin  X
American Goldfinch  X
Dark-eyed Junco  30
Golden-crowned Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4     first of year in this location

Minto-Brown Island Park, Marion, Oregon, US
Jan 12, 2022
12 species

Mallard  10
Bufflehead  2
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Bald Eagle  1
American Crow  1
European Starling  1
American Robin  6
Song Sparrow  1
Lincoln’s Sparrow  1
Orange-crowned Warbler  1


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