Posted by: atowhee | May 2, 2015

MAY DAYS AND MORNING GROSBEAKS

eg eetz2They’ve been named “evening grosbeaks” but they showed up just after dawn today, peeping to one another the whole while.  They settled into a large oak next door and breakfasted on the the oak’s tassels that would become acorns in a non-grosbeakian universe.  They were present and audible for two hours.  I did not mange to find a single female in the flock of at least a score or more. EG EETZ3 (1280x960) EG EETZ4 (1280x960) eg sitz-a eg-uppp

bull flufBullock’s Orio,e make at Ashland Pond, fluffing his feathers.

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Hawthorn in spring splendor.
haw briteWe had to travel up to Newberg, Oregon, and back on Thursday-Friday. We saw several fishing Osprey along the route.
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At a horse ranch on Parrett Mountain east of Newberg there were as many birds as horses. A pair of Violet-green Swallows were nesting in one box and House Wrens nan adjacent box about three feet away.
VGS-EYEVGS GLOSSY

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HOUSE WRENHOUSE WREN SONG HWS2 HW-SINGOUT (1280x960)Callthis one “The Flower Wren Song.” HW-SONG1 (1280x960) HW-TAIL

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