Posted by: atowhee | February 18, 2022

POLK COUNTY WATERFOWL

We had to run an errand in northern Polk County today. Two farm ponds there were waterfowl filled, and a nearby field was blackened by Cackling Geese, grazing.
Here is female Lesser Scaup in duck pond at The Willows wedding venue.

In our garden a White-breasted Nuthatch was foraging and honking his little horn.
The turkeys come every day now. One recent evening we could hearing them gobbling as they settled for the night into some large Doug-firs 200 yards up nthe hill from our house.

Myers Rd., Polk, Oregon, US
Feb 18, 2022
12 species

Cackling Goose  2000
Northern Shoveler  X
American Wigeon  X
Mallard  X
Northern Pintail X
Ring-necked Duck X
Lesser Scaup  1
American Coot  X
Wilson’s Snipe  4
American Kestrel  2
Black Phoebe  1
Red-winged Blackbird  X

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Feb 18, 2022
14 species

Wild Turkey  14
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  7
Northern Flicker  X
Steller’s Jay  X
California Scrub-Jay  X
American Crow  X
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Lesser Goldfinch  X
Fox Sparrow  X
Dark-eyed Junco  30
Golden-crowned Sparrow  X
Song Sparrow  1
Spotted Towhee  1


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