Posted by: atowhee | April 21, 2022

THE SOUND OF THE RAIN

Yesterday was the sound of a Song Sparrow’s Song.
“I’m singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feelin’
I’m happy again
I’m laughing at clouds
So dark up above…”

I presume it was a male, celebrating the fact his mate was on eggs in a nest hidden somewhere in our hedges. Likely it’s near where he was singing, even at the wettest times of a wet day.

We got both kinds of Yellow-rumped Warblers here yesterday, though not together.

There was a Lincoln’s Sparrow in our garden yesterday, first time this year. Last April also one passed through. I have not seen this species here any other time of year though I know they over-winter in some marshier locations around Salem, and I saw several at Ankeny NWR one day last winter.

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Apr 20, 2022 7:20 AM
Protocol: Incidental
18 species

Mourning Dove  7
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
California Scrub-Jay  X
American Crow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Bushtit  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  2
House Finch  4
Pine Siskin  8
American Goldfinch  15
Fox Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  1
White-crowned Sparrow  4
Golden-crowned Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  1     singing repeatedly during rain
Lincoln’s Sparrow  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3     2 Audubon’s; 1 myrtle


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