Posted by: atowhee | October 20, 2022


These were the first Cackling Geese I’ve seen along Fairview Industrial since last spring. Our winter neighbors have returned from Alaska.

Here are two of the hundred or so waxwings at Clark Creek Park yesterday morning:

Red-tail at Mill Creek Wetlands, though none of the land is wet right now:


The crows who monitor us daily, parents and an offspring:

Turkey time:

The Coop down the road:

Our most numerous garden bird right–American Goldfinches with their bold wing bars:

Does he really think he can hide that way?

I know flickers are often ground feeders, gettin’ goodies alongside robins and meadowlarks and Killdeer, but today, a first…this same bird, likely, picking sunflower chips off our driveway…he’s been watching the turkeys and the juncos!

Clark Creek Park, Marion, Oregon, US
Oct 19, 2022
8 species

Northern Flicker  2
Steller’s Jay  1
American Crow  15     harvesting on the lawns
Black-capped Chickadee  2
European Starling  15
American Robin  18
Cedar Waxwing  100
Dark-eyed Junco  2

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Oct 20, 2022
11 species

Wild Turkey  4
Mourning Dove 2
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Northern Flicker  1
California Scrub-Jay  4
American Crow  3
European Starling  X
House Finch  15
American Goldfinch  20
Fox Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  3

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