Posted by: atowhee | April 8, 2022

DAY OUT AND DAY IN, AND FLICKER IN AS WELL

For the eleventh straight day I witnessed a flicker working at the Clark Creek Park nest cavity. More chips falling where they may:

The nest cavity is usually a foot deep, and can be as much as three feet deep. There are now many hundreds of chips scattered around the base of this dead, creekside cottonwood.

APRIL GARDEN
The density of juncos and siskins is minimal now; I may see as many as four siskins on a feeder still. Some wintering sparrows linger–the foxes never appear together on purpose:

Flowers: grape hyacinth miniature forest, crabapple exuberant, viburnum.

An arsonist who set a fire in Big Sur that killed a dozen condors...now he goes to prison. Click here.
If you haven’t seen my all-time best condor blog on this site, click here. One sorts the towels at a Big Sur spa.

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Apr 7, 2022. 17 species

Wild Turkey  1
Mourning Dove  X
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Northern Flicker  1
Steller’s Jay  X
California Scrub-Jay  X
American Crow  X
European Starling  3
American Robin  1
House Finch  X
Pine Siskin  X
Lesser Goldfinch  X
Fox Sparrow  X
Dark-eyed Junco  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow  X
Spotted Towhee  1

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Apr 8, 2022. 16 species

Canada Goose  X
Mourning Dove  4
Red-breasted Sapsucker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Steller’s Jay  1
California Scrub-Jay  X
American Crow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  X
American Robin  1
House Finch  X
Pine Siskin  4
Fox Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco  3
White-crowned Sparrow  2
Golden-crowned Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  1


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