Posted by: atowhee | October 11, 2022


No wind, no rain, fog or dust-tainted skies, lazy days. Autumnal avians abound. At Minto-Brown mid-day: cacklers going overhead, on Willamette Lake’s southernmost mudflats: yellowlegs, Least sandpiper, snipe. Hiding back in the willows bordering Duck Lake–two ducks! A pair of Wood Ducks. Just south of the lake, beaver flooding closes the trail…and there a Virginia Rail loudly protested My presence with a dog, no less. We retreated, but he did not recant.

Yesterday at Sokol Blosser Vineyard the waxwings and robins were busy with their grape harvest.

In our garden today eight turkeys–hen and immatures. Our biggest flock so far this season. Last winter the flock grew to fourteen birds before mating and breeding split the group.


October komorebi:

Not the traditional function of a wine barrel, but a good nonetheless. Nobody else was using this barrel:

Sunday at Salem’s Gateway Park there were still waxwings flycatching around the lake:

Young and old:

Downtown McMinnville displays “The Birds:”

Minto-Brown Island Park, Marion, Oregon, US
Oct 11, 2022
16 species

Cackling Goose  60     fly over
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  1
Green-winged Teal  1
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Anna’s Hummingbird  1
Virginia Rail  1
Killdeer  8
Least Sandpiper  1
Wilson’s Snipe  1
Greater Yellowlegs  5
Great Blue Heron  1
California Scrub-Jay  3
European Starling  X
Song Sparrow  3
Spotted Towhee  1

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