Posted by: atowhee | April 15, 2023

WHEN DOES TWO EQUAL 79?

When the two are a female and male Common Yellowthroat in our garden the same day–today. She came by this morning. Eight hours later he was feeding in front of our house. Both got into the viburnums a few feet from our front door. Each later left for new territory. These two are the 79th species seen in our third-of-an-acre here in south Salem. For the record, we are nowhere near any yellowthroat nesting habitat. Just passing through.
Him:

That painted board running through the bottom of each image: the railing on our front porch, about six feet from the door whose window panes I was photographing through.
Warbler wonderment continued…not a yellowthroat, but still a YELLOW THROAT!

Pairs appear together these days–here it’s Mourning Doves, flicker, chickadees, Bushtits, downys using separate feeders but coming and leaving together:

Jane Goodall speaks about animal intelligence–click here.

In California reservoirs are refilled or filling. Long-dried lakes are returning. Most surprising is reborn Owens Lake, east of the Sierra–click here for video.

The story of the Imperial owls–thriving in deepest SoCal–click here.

ODFW confirms--video of wolverine in Oregon! Click here to watch.

954 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Apr 15, 2023
20 species

Cackling Goose  12     fly over
Mourning Dove  2
Downy Woodpecker  2     mated pair
Northern Flicker  2     mated pair
Steller’s Jay  1
California Scrub-Jay  X
American Crow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  2
European Starling  2
American Robin  1
House Finch  X
Lesser Goldfinch  X
American Goldfinch  X
Fox Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  6
White-crowned Sparrow  1
Golden-crowned Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  1
Common Yellowthroat  2     first time sighted here
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3

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