Posted by: atowhee | March 23, 2023


I have now found a second Canada Goose active (inactive really, as they squat down for hours) at Fairview Wetlands here in Salem.

On alert–perhaps the mate of one of the incubators:

Females lay eggs, incubate alone and keep the nestlings warm and dry until they leave the nest. He is on guard duty–see above.

I felt sorry for the swallows fighting wind and cold (chill factor 37) over the wetlands.
In our garden, Audubon’s Warbler at suet, as seen through window and rain:

Call him “Spot”

Fairview Wetlands, Marion, Oregon, US
Mar 23, 202
18 species

Cackling Goose  200     all fly overs
Canada Goose  5     two active nests visible
Northern Shoveler  30
Mallard  X
Green-winged Teal  12
Ring-necked Duck  2
Bufflehead  4
Ruddy Duck  1
American Coot  30
Wilson’s Snipe  1
Tree Swallow  X
Violet-green Swallow  X
American Robin  1
White-crowned Sparrow  2
Golden-crowned Sparrow  8
Song Sparrow  1
Lincoln’s Sparrow  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4     all Audubon’s

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Mar 22, 2023
18 species

Wild Turkey  1
Mourning Dove  2
Northern Flicker  1
Steller’s Jay  1
California Scrub-Jay  X
American Crow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  1
Bushtit  8
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Varied Thrush  2
American Robin  1
House Finch  X
Fox Sparrow  X
Dark-eyed Junco  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  X
Nashville Warbler  1     first of year in Marion County–pics on yesterday’s blog

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Mar 23, 2023
15 species

Wild Turkey  2
Mourning Dove  2
California Scrub-Jay  4
American Crow  6
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
Hermit Thrush  1
House Finch  2
Fox Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco  30
Golden-crowned Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1

Don’t be outta your gord, really get into it:

If you want to see these up close, even buy one:
Karen Hoyt’s BEAUTIFUL BIRD GOURDS will be at
Capitol Woodcarvers 2023 SHOW at the Center 50+ in Salem, Oregon.
Center 50+ is 2615 Portland Rd. NE, Salem.


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