Posted by: atowhee | September 2, 2022

NO NORMAL NOW

Science warned that climate change would bring…well, change. But thirty years ago they didn’t let themselves foresee how bad it would get so soon–click here.

MILL CREEK There were two stagnant pools of water at the north end of culverts. Each pool had a yellowthroat, clinging to the shrinking remnant of their beloved wetlands habitat. While birds were few today at Mill Creek, insects ruled. From what I saw, grasshoppers at Mill Creek now outnumber mammals in Marion County, all of us…even the bobcat I saw jog over the road at the Republic Services transfer station off US22.

Mill Creek Wetlands, Marion, Oregon, US
Sep 2, 2022. 8 species

Mourning Dove  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
European Starling  X
White-crowned Sparrow  X
Savannah Sparrow  X
Song Sparrow  X
Common Yellowthroat  2


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