Posted by: atowhee | April 20, 2023


Our lusty flicker pair were showing off their togetherness early today. He was drumming. She was nearby, admiring. His favorite musical instrument today was our neighbors’ metal chimney cap. Nice ringing metal, sound carries well. She liked it, apparently.

There were two White-throated Sparrows in our garden today, never together. One has the bright yellow headlights, the second has very subdued plumage, likely a female. Here’s the boldly marked one, male I believe:

The Bewick’s Wren came by today…while all the other birds were elsewhere. This is a loner bird, hates those whistling finches and those bouncy sparrows. Can’t imagine what he must think of flighty, bouyant warblers.

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

Mourning Dove  3
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Northern Flicker  2     mated pair
California Scrub-Jay  X
American Crow  X
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
European Starling  2
House Sparrow  2     mated pair
House Finch  2
Lesser Goldfinch  X
American Goldfinch  20
Fox Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  2
White-crowned Sparrow  2
Golden-crowned Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  5


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