Posted by: atowhee | December 4, 2022


Not once, but twice, today I saw White-throated Sparrow our our front window. And the second time there were TWO.

Another sparrow, Leuc the Skywalker, put in an appearance right below the same window:

Window viewing on a cold, rainy, snowy day was most comfortable…here two male Lesser Goldfinches bring their black crowns into view:

That “large” bird in front of the finches is an ordinary-sized junco.


Click on any image above (or below) for full screen view…the fence-sitting Fox Sparrow is a good shot.


These images are all from Fairview Wetlands…except the lawn-clipping nutria. he was at Deepwood Garden about 100 yards from Pringle Creek. And he’d climbed a steep hill. Lush winter grass must be especially enticing to lure him that far from water.

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Dec 4, 2022
18 species

Mourning Dove  12
Northern Flicker  1
Steller’s Jay  2
California Scrub-Jay  6
American Crow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Bewick’s Wren  1
European Starling  1
House Finch  X
Lesser Goldfinch  X
American Goldfinch  X
Fox Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  25
White-throated Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  1
Spotted Towhee  1



  1. Fantastic to see two white throated sparrows in your garden!! Makes staying home and watching all the activity at your feeders especially fun.

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