Posted by: atowhee | October 1, 2022


Eagle Marsh is powder dry and the area is being worked to kill invasive plants. Pintail Marsh has water and waterfowl. Evident migrants in passage today were Turkey Vultures in a kettle, Barn Swallows in a swirling mass over Pintail Marsh.

Most of the shorebirds were dowitchers. Thor foreground ducks in first images are dozing Green-winged Teal. The four head-hiders are gobbling pintails, all in eclipse plumage now. The long line of geese at the far of the marsh: cacklers arrived for their annual winter vacation.

At one point there was a kettle of about ten red-tails south of the Ankeny Nature Center. The blurbirds showed up at the Nature Center itself.

Present for today’s Migratory Bird Day Celebration–Chintimini Wildlife Center with one of their residents. Young peregrine:

Ankeny NWR, Marion, Oregon, US
Oct 1, 2022. 31 species

Greater White-fronted Goose  20
Cackling Goose  300
Canada Goose  25
Northern Shoveler  X
Mallard  X
Northern Pintail  X
Green-winged Teal  X
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Eurasian Collared-Dove  X
Mourning Dove  X
American Coot  5
Killdeer  X
Least Sandpiper  X
Long-billed Dowitcher  200
Wilson’s Snipe  1
Greater Yellowlegs  8
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
American White Pelican  11
American Bittern  1
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  8
Northern Harrier  3
Red-tailed Hawk  12
American Kestrel  2
California Scrub-Jay  6
American Crow  X
Barn Swallow  60     migrating flock
European Starling  X
Western Bluebird  3
Brewer’s Blackbird  X


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