Posted by: atowhee | December 29, 2022


In nature every moment is unlike that before it, or after. Every day is singular. Today our garden had no turkeys, no Varied Thrush…but a single collared-dove came in to join the dozens of Mourning Doves. Those natives reached a record count.

At Fairview Wetlands it seems the winds have driven many of the ducks to more sheltered locations even though the water levels there are at maximum for the height of the berms and dams.

Bats–rescued and thawed–click here.

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Dec 29, 2022
15 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove  1
Mourning Dove  40     record high count for this location
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Steller’s Jay  1
California Scrub-Jay  5
American Crow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
European Starling  8
American Robin  1
American Goldfinch  40
Dark-eyed Junco  30
Golden-crowned Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1

Fairview Wetlands, Marion, Oregon, US
Dec 29, 2022
14 species

Northern Shoveler  20
Gadwall  8
Mallard  4
Northern Pintail  10
Green-winged Teal  45
Ring-necked Duck  5
American Coot  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
American Crow  3
White-crowned Sparrow  6
Golden-crowned Sparrow  10
Song Sparrow  4
Spotted Towhee  4
Red-winged Blackbird  1


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