Posted by: atowhee | May 16, 2023


It seems like a very late spring here around 5000 feet elevation in Jackson County. We are statying with a small group at Green Springs Inn. Pileated and Mountain Quail were calling outside our cabin at dawn.
Last evening we saw Mrs.Great Gray on her nest.

Later he flew onto a limb not far away, hunting the adjacent meadow.

Today we found two Mountain Bluebird pairs–both at Howard Prairie prairie (not lake). At Lily Glen one pair seemed to be using a nest hole in the west siode of the old wooden water tower.

Also at Lily Glen–Vesper Sparrow on the rocks, literally:

McLoughlin, Oregon’s southernmost volcano. Osprey over Little Hyatt Lake. Toad, about one inch long.

Green Springs Inn, Jackson, Oregon, US
May 16, 2023
14 species

Mountain Quail  X     calling
Band-tailed Pigeon  2
Turkey Vulture  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Red-breasted Sapsucker  X
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Steller’s Jay  2
Common Raven  X
Mountain Chickadee  1
House Wren  1
Hermit Thrush  X
Dark-eyed Junco  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Hermit Warbler  1

Lily Glen Park, Jackson, Oregon, US
May 16, 2023
4 species

Violet-green Swallow  4
Mountain Bluebird  2
Dark-eyed Junco  X
Vesper Sparrow  1



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