Posted by: atowhee | January 27, 2023


Not something you can count on every January day around here. Yet along Wintel Road this morning, at Ankeny, there was a loose flock of bluebirds and yellow-rumps moving across the water-pocked field full of shorn grass hummocks. This is west of the railroad tracks. At home the brightest blue I can find comes on the backs of our two jay species. And a peek at the sky once in awhile.

Any Willamette day with more Bald Eagles than red-tails–notable.

Ankeny NWR, Marion, Oregon, US
Jan 27, 2023 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
33 species

Snow Goose  85
Cackling Goose  300
Canada Goose  56
Northern Shoveler  100
Gadwall  60
American Wigeon  300
Mallard  500
Northern Pintail  1200
Green-winged Teal  1000
Bufflehead  1
Ruddy Duck  50
American Coot  X
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Northern Harrier  1
Bald Eagle  12
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Northern Flicker  1
American Kestrel  3
Peregrine Falcon  1
California Scrub-Jay  7
American Crow  X
European Starling  1000
Western Bluebird  10
American Robin  500
Dark-eyed Junco  20
White-crowned Sparrow  40
Golden-crowned Sparrow  15
Song Sparrow  1
Spotted Towhee  4
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Brewer’s Blackbird  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler  8


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