Posted by: atowhee | January 25, 2016

SUNNY DAY

The sun, the temperature and one juvenile Bald Eagle were all up this morning.  The sun was so bright the eagle was backlit as it soared lazily in circles then coasted off past the horizion.juv b-e2 (1280x960) juv b-e (1280x960)The woodpeckers were about, Flicker and Acorn making noise while the sapsucker played hard to get (on camera):flckr  rbs -hidn (1280x960) rbs in lite (1280x960)There was single Anna’s male in the sun.  Though over the weekend I saw a female in my garden at home.  First female I’d seen this year.  Most migrate further south for the winter.P2620838 (1280x960)

Steep cutbanks and exposed roots give witness to the flood currents so far this winter and the resulting erosion.  Some of what was once part of Wennerberg Park is now far downstream on its way into the Pacific Ocean at Fort Stevens.cutbank (1280x960) erosion

Wennerberg Park, Carlton, OR, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Jan 25, 2016 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM.  13 species

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1     juvenile
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  1
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  1
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  5
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  60
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1

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