Posted by: atowhee | March 6, 2022


So what? Snow White? Show what? Snow Goose! Among the hundreds of cacklers at Mill Creek Wetlands today.

At the far west end of the Wetlands there was a pair of Common Mergansers in Mill Creek. Overhead there was a kestrel menage on the power line. Two kestrels perched side by side. One male and a female. A second male flew and grabbed onto the line and Male #1 departed. The newly constituted couple coupled. Copulaton for population.

More kestrels in the making.
There were several Tree Swallows on the air over the wetlands.

Mill Creek Wetlands, Marion, Oregon, US
Mar 6, 2022
17 species

Snow Goose  1
Cackling Goose  500
Northern Shoveler  30
Gadwall  2
Mallard  2
Green-winged Teal  50
Mourning Dove  3
American Coot  X
Killdeer  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
American Kestrel  3
American Crow  X
Tree Swallow  10
European Starling  50
American Robin  X
Song Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  9


  1. Ah love is in the air. Fantastic photo captures.

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