Posted by: atowhee | December 25, 2022

OUT AND ABOUT–CHRISTMAS BIRDS

Red-tail in San Francisco back garden by Bill Madison. Wood Pigeon in a Belgian forest, by Mike Lund. It used to be called “ringdove” in Britain. W. H. Hudson (erstwhile novelist) wrote in 1934: “Of the four species of British doves, the wood pigeon is the most interesting, as well as the best known, on account of its large size, its abundance, and general diffusion throughout the country, and its plaintive music, so familiar to everyone.”

FAIRVIEW WETLANDS, SALEM

Reflections on calm waters; ring-necks; towhee and robin on the path.

Fairview Wetlands, Marion, Oregon, US
Dec 25, 2022
15 species

Northern Shoveler  30
Gadwall  2
Mallard  2
Northern Pintail  20
Green-winged Teal  110
Ring-necked Duck  6
Bufflehead  2
American Coot  54
Killdeer  1
European Starling  17
American Robin  64
Golden-crowned Sparrow  11
Song Sparrow  6
Spotted Towhee  4
Red-winged Blackbird  12


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