Posted by: atowhee | July 9, 2015

JEEPERS, CREEPERS!

At dawn I got in some birding at Portland’s Mt. Tabor Park today.  It is a mix of meadows and dense conifer forest and it was enjoyable to watch two different Brown Creepers creeping up tree trunks.bc-trnk1 (1280x960) BC-TRNK2 (1280x960) BC-TRNK3 (1280x960) BC-TRNK4 (1280x960) BC-TRNK5 (1280x960)

Most numerous were the Juncos.  Most vocal was a kerfuffle of Crows in the treetops, unseen but unmistakable in their loud arguments over the day’s planning.  There were many disputatious Anna’s Hummers about.anna-fml (1280x960) A Downy with an itch that had to be scratched.down-up1 (1280x960) down-up2 (1280x960) I call this photo, “Junc Food.”junc food1 (1280x960) JUNC FOOD2 (1280x960) Sonfg Sparrow.sosp sings (1280x960)

Mt. Tabor Park, Multnomah, Oregon, US
Jul 9, 2015 6:15 AM – 7:15 AM.  15 species

Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  1
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  12
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)  1
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  10
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  15
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  4
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  40
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltaris)  1

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