Posted by: atowhee | December 19, 2022

ONE OF THE LAST SHORTER DAYS OF ’22–DEC. 19

Recently the Bushtits have been taking sunflower seeds, not just suet bits. Quicker access to calories? Surely it has to do with the calculus of calories, ourt sub-freezing nights and winter stress.

These photos were taken by Philippe Pessereau out near Perrydale, north of Baskett Slough. Snipe and rough-legged down from the Arctic.

There is some hopeful news about people and our planet–click here.

The unsolved puzzle of North America’s Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Live or extinct? Will drones bring proof? Click here for update on the field investigation.

954 Ratcliff D rive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Dec 19, 2022 13 species

Mourning Dove  17
Northern Flicker  1
Ca Scrub-Jay 5
American Crow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
European Starling  3
Varied Thrush  1
American Robin  1
Lesser Goldfinch  X
American Goldfinch  30
Dark-eyed Junco  20
Song Sparrow  1


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