Posted by: atowhee | April 3, 2016


At Deer Creek Park at the foot of the Coast Range a pair of Bushtits were carrying food to their young inside the nest sac this morning.  It was right along Deer Creek.  The Bewick’s Wrens and Song Sparrows have joined the chorus of singing red-winged Blackbirds.  The Kestrels are carrying nesting material now.  Last month I got photos of them mating.

Later along Gopher Valley Road there was a pair of Red-breasted Sapsuckers, side by side in a fruit in front of a farm  house.

Deer Creek County Park, Yamhill, Oregon, US
12 species

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1–calling incessantly
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  4
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  1
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)  2     carrying food to nest
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)  2     singing
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  4
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X


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