Posted by: atowhee | April 12, 2016

YAMHILL IN SPRING–A GALLERY

2LILIESAcorn Woodpecker at Wennerberg Park: ACWP FACESMy first female Anna’s Hummer of the year, also at Wennerberg: ANHU-LADYMy first Yamhill Common Yellowthroat of the year, one of those singing at small marsh near Yamhill town sewer ponds:CY PERFECTCY SIDERed-0breasted Sapsucker working at wells in Wennerberg Park.RBS WELLS2 RBS WELLS RBS LEVSPurple Finch on our feeder platform, McMinnville: PUFIThe next two birds can be confusing when you first begin birding, on the teasel is a female Red-winged Blackbird.  In the reeds a Song Sparrow.  Both birds were signing in small marsh next to the Yamhill Sewer Ponds.RWB-FEMAL RWB-FEML2 SOSP ON WEED SOSP ON WEED2Tree Swallow atop a tree: TREE IN TREEDrab femnale Violet-green Swallow, Wennerberg: VGS1 VGS2 VGS3Baker Creek Dipper:BAKR CRK DPPR BAKR CRK DPPR2Baker Creek: BAKR CRKBleeding hearts in bloom, an introduced plant: BH BLOOM1 BH BLOOM2Elderberry in bloom:ELDRFLWRRough-skinned newt at Ed Grenfell Park: NEWT (1280x960) nrwswNorthern Rough-winged Swallow along Baker Creek Road.  BelowRed-tailed Hawk with strongly marked face and pale crown. RTH FACE5 RTH FACE6Trillium: TRLL FLWRGCS1Golden-crowned Sparrow on our feeder. GCS2Sapsucker at Rotary Nature Preserve: RBS-ROT1 RBS-ROT3Sapsucker at Wennerberg: RBS-WEN1Here is a lily family member, Maianthemum racemosum. Common name is large false Solomon’s seal.  How about golden-tipped starflower?  It’s a wdiespread native wildflower in our forests. produces berries, a perennial. SOL SEL1   SOL SEL2 SOL SEL3

Wennerberg Park, Carlton, OR, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Apr 11, 2016 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.  19 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  1
Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  20
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  1

McMinnville Rotary Park (Tice Park), Yamhill, Oregon, US
Apr 11, 2016 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM.  16 species

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  4
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  4
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  1
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  3
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  3
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  1
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)  4
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  15
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)  3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  6
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  3
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  1

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