Posted by: atowhee | October 28, 2015

A PORTLAND FEEDERWATCH

I spent about an hour yesterday watching the very busy feeders at my daughter’s home in the St. John’s district of Portland, OR.  Here’s the solitary star of the show:MTCH FEEDS (1280x960)MT CH BACK (1280x960)The ghost of chickadee passed. MT CH GHOST (1280x960)

CHICKADEE TRIFECTA

There aren’t many places in the U.S.–or seasons either–when and where you can get three species of chickadees without taking a hike.BCC (1280x960)Black-caps. BCC GONE (1280x960) BCC2 (1280x960) BCC-SUETT (1280x960)Why we call them chestnut-backs: CBC BACKK (1280x960) CBC BENDS (1280x960) CBC FLAP (1280x960) CBC SEEDED (1280x960) CBC TWO (1280x960) CBC TWO2 (1280x960) CBC UPLOOK (1280x960) CBC WITH SEED (1280x960)This sunflower seed seems just right.  Of course, the chickadee wi have to carry it off to a limb and bang off the husk and then chisel off one tiny chip at a time. CBC WITH SEED2 (1280x960) CH-FEED (1280x960)

 

MALE ANNA’S SITTING ON GUARDAH-ADLT (1280x960) This male Anna’s was almost always within a short flight and clear view of the nectar feeder tough other birds were allowed to get a drink. AH-ADLT2 (1280x960) AH-ASLT SIDE (1280x960) AH-ASLT3 (1280x960)

YOUNG MALE HUMMER AT FEEDER

Note the neck molt in process:AH-YGML SUPSENDED (1280x960) AH-YGML1 (1280x960) AH-YGML2 (1280x960) AH-YGML3 (1280x960) AH-YGML4 (1280x960) AH-YGML6 (1280x960) AH-YGML-CU (1280x960) AH-YGMLO5 (1280x960)

REST OF THE FEEDER CROWD

AH-YGMLO5 (1280x960) AMGFO FDR2 (1280x960) AMGO FDR (1280x960) AMGO FEEDING (1280x960) AMGO SUET (1280x960) FLKC EATS DOWN FLKR CAUTIOUS (1280x960) FLKR EATS DOWN2 (1280x960) FLKR LOOKDOWN2 (1280x960) FLKR SIDE (1280x960) FLKR UPLOO0K (1280x960)This House Finch is actually a habitue of my feeder in McMinnville. HOFI-MCM (1280x960) JNCO (1280x960) SCRUB (1280x960) SCRUB LEAN (1280x960) sCRUB SPLAYD (1280x960) SCRUB1 (1280x960) SCRUB2 (1280x960)Song Sparrow SOKSPORTLND2 (1280x960) SOSPPRTLND (1280x960)

NW WILLAMETTE BLVD, ST. JOHN’S, Multnomah, Oregon, US
Oct 28, 2015 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.  15 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  9
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  3
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli)  1   
Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)  5
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)  15
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  15
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  15

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