Posted by: atowhee | September 15, 2015

SILVER FALLS: FOREST, WATER AND PILEATED

I was in Silver Falls State Park this afternoon.  Didn’t see many birds, but there were two that attracted long views.  A Pileated was busy recycling portions of a tall snag, and was carefully studying the trunk for possible food.PIWO AIMS (1280x960) PIWO ATOP (1280x960) PIWO ATOPP PIWO BACK (1280x960)In this next iage you clearly see the spiked tail feathers that act as “third leg” to brace against the trunk when the bird leans back or is hammering at the wood. PIWO BELLY (1280x960) PIWO BLUR (1280x960) PIWO CU34 (1280x960) PIWO FLAPS (1280x960) PIWO FOLOS (1280x960) PIWO FROM BHND (1280x960) PIWO GOOD (1280x960) PIWO GUD (1280x960) PIWO LEAN (1280x960) PIWO LOOKS (1280x960) PIWO LOOKS OUT (1280x960) PIWO LOOKS3 (1280x960) PIWO PROBE (1280x960) PIWO STUDCIES (1280x960) PIWO U PP (1280x960) PIWO UP SIDE (1280x960)At one point something overhead drew the bird’s attention.  I couldn’t see what it was because of the dense canopy. PIWO UPP2 (1280x960) PIWO UPPS4 (1280x960) PIWO VERT (1280x960) PIWO-1 (1280x960) PIWO-2 (1280x960) PIWO-PROBES2 (1280x960)South Falls: SOUTH FALLZUpper North Falls where the Dipper was. UPR NORTH (1280x960) UPR NORTH2 (960x1280)UPR NORTH2 (960x1280) DIPPER PERFECT (1280x960) LEAVS1 LEAVS2Silver Falls SP, Marion, Oregon, US
Sep 15, 2015 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  8 species

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  3
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  1
American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  10

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