Posted by: atowhee | December 20, 2022


We had the big and the tiny this morning. Our fourteen turkey flock came for breakfast not long after sunrise. Simultaneously the Bushtit flock–more than 14–came into the back garden. Bushtits eat both sunflower chips and suet. The turkeys eat the chips and tender shoots of certain flavorful plants. They also swallow peanuts, shell and all. As they amble or flap about, the turkeys also spread fresh fertilizer as they go, and drop some quickly biodegradable feathers, too.

That little gray bird perched face down on the duet block is myrtle warbler. The White-throated Sparrow appeared briefly today.

Aerial images of glaciers, past and present. Click here for this gallery.

Pacific Northwest salmon…and why they can be toxic. Click here.

Is there realistic hope for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker? Two species once thought extinct, still survive in restored habitat on the Galapagos. Click here.

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Dec 20, 2022 7:20 AM
Protocol: Incidental
15 species

Wild Turkey  14
Mourning Dove  11
Northern Flicker  1
Steller’s Jay  1
California Scrub-Jay  4
American Crow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Bushtit  20
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Lesser Goldfinch  X
American Goldfinch  30
Dark-eyed Junco  40
Golden-crowned Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1     myrtle


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