Posted by: atowhee | May 23, 2022


Duopoly? Duet? Duo? Duel?
There were two first-year male BH Grosbeaks at our front feeders, at the same time. One on each hanging feeder. Friends? Competitors? Unsettled migrants? Staying here? Heading on? There was the lone singer this afternoon. One of these? Another already feeling possessive?

Perhaps the finest-timed song today, mood-setting, was the robin high in a bare-topped birch (upper branches dead) serenading the sunset as the evening light intensified and magnified the color effects.

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
May 23, 2022
16 species

Canada Goose  12     v-formation fly-over at 720PM
Mourning Dove  2
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Northern Flicker  1
Steller’s Jay  1
California Scrub-Jay  1
American Crow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Violet-green Swallow  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  1     singing at 7PM
House Finch  4
Lesser Goldfinch  2
American Goldfinch  2
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Black-headed Grosbeak  3

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