Posted by: atowhee | April 25, 2015

A LOT TO SAY

The Bullock’s Orioles are back at Ashland Pond.  I saw at least 3 males this evening and they certainly had plenty to say to one another.B-0 SIDE B-O BITE B-O BITE2 B-O LOOK b-o twist SPO SANDAt one point a small brown bird fluttered along the pond from offstage, then scuttered to a landing on the growing sandbar at the shallow.  A Spotted Sandpiper, an irregular visitors to the pond, and only when there’s bare mud to land on. SPO SAND2

Ashland Pond, Jackson, US-OR
Apr 25, 2015 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 19 species

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  4
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)  1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  X
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  X
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  X
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2     nesting
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  X
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)  1
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)  1
Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii)  3
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  1
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)  1

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