Posted by: atowhee | October 13, 2022


I am not sure what lives in Capitol Lake with its loud traffic noise, its aeration fountain, its floating golf green, its plastic swans. But swimmers like it despite signs sayiung no swimming. Give a hoot, coots? “Hah. We swim where we want.”


Still blooming are native spirea, red-osier dogwood. Some leaves have lost their green, the greening chlorophyll having withdrawn into the roots for the alleged cold weather that’s coming…and other leaves are already moldy, part of their transition back to the soil whence their molecules sprang in spring.

Lake Capitol, Marion, Oregon, US
Oct 12, 2022
9 species

Mallard  2
Ring-necked Duck  1
Ruddy Duck  7
American Coot  9
Glaucous-winged Gull  1
California Scrub-Jay  1
American Crow  7
American Robin  1
Brewer’s Blackbird  1

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Oct 13, 2022
10 species

Wild Turkey  3
Mourning Dove  1
Flicker 1
California Scrub-Jay  X
American Crow  X
Bewick’s Wren  1
House Finch  X
Lesser Goldfinch  X
American Goldfinch  X
Dark-eyed Junco  2

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