Posted by: atowhee | November 24, 2022


In our neighborhood now every day is a turkey day. Among the local hominids today is The Turkey Day. But my avian neighbors, by the dozens, gathered like an ordinary turkey day–loving those sunflower chips, a bit of suet for the woodpeckers and chickadees.

Our leucistic junco (click on image for full screen view):

Today–TWO White-throated Sparrows showed up together! Never close together–here’s brightest one (plumage wise, not bird IQ):


Little ‘uns–both chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatch, Song Sparrow:

What makes a turkey day…

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Nov 24, 2022. 20 species

Wild Turkey  9
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  7
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Steller’s Jay  1
California Scrub-Jay  X
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
House Finch  8
Lesser Goldfinch  12
American Goldfinch  20
Dark-eyed Junco  25
White-throated Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  1
Spotted Towhee  1

Salem Riverfront Park, Marion, Oregon, US
Nov 24, 2022. 11 species

Canada Goose  X
Northern Shoveler  X
Mallard  X
Green-winged Teal  2
Bufflehead  3
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Wilson’s Snipe  1
Glaucous-winged Gull  50
Great Blue Heron  1
California Scrub-Jay  1
American Crow  X

Bison return to Native American land–click here.


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