Posted by: atowhee | December 10, 2015

WHO’S THAT LAUGHING?

Turns out it was an Acorn Woodpecker laughing from an alder tree now standing in the brown swirl of the flooding North Yamhill River.  It is the first Acorn I’ve seen at Wennerberg Park.

The Robins were on the newly created islands, still surrounded by flood waters.  Were they feasting on drowned earthworms?  They were joined by a flock of Brewer’s Blackbirds and Starlings.

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FLOTSAM GALLERY

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OTHER CRITTERS IN OTHER PLACES

This deer was on a farm east of Westside Road along Mountain Lake Road.  Red deer from Europe?

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Wennenberg Park, Carlton, OR, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Dec 10, 2015 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.  7 species

Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  100
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)  40

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