Posted by: atowhee | December 24, 2012



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Green-winged Teal flock feeding on mudflats at south end of the lake.
TEAL TRIOIt was one of those rare, perfect birding days in winter…clear, cold and windless.

Emigrant Lake, Jackson, US-OR. Dec 24, 2012 10:00 AM. 24 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 45
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 30
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 2
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 15
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 35
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 3
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) 20
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 1
Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) 2
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 3
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 4
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) 12
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 1
Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) 18
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 5
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 10
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) 12
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) 15
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 6


  1. Emigrant Lake . . . one of my favorite places in Southern Oregon. I had no idea there were so many species of birds living there. Thanks for the education. I will post this to one of my Facebook pages called “The Oregon Pick.” Here’s a link:

    ~Gerean, The Animal Spirits, Ashland, OR

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