Posted by: atowhee | May 28, 2016

CASCADES CAVALCADE

The birds just wouldn’t leave us alone today as I led nine Bay Area birders in the Cascades for some of the local goodies.

Here a Chipping Sparrow with a bit of nesting fluff in his beak.CHSP WITH STRAW (1280x960)Bald Eagle on its nest at Willow Point, Howard Prairie. EGL NEST1 (1280x960)Singing Lazuli, Keno Access Road: LAZ (1280x960)Least of all chipmunks. L-C (1280x960)Volcano in background, lake in foreground…from Willow Point. VOLAKE (960x1280) WHITEY1 (1280x960)One of a pair of White-headed Woodpeckers that we saw together and copulating along  Howard Prairie Dam Road. WHITEY2 (1280x960) WHITEY3 (1280x960)And then there was the great gray one, at 745AM:GGO IN SUN (1280x960) GGO LOOKS (1280x960)Little Hyatt Road, Jackson, Oregon, US
May 28, 2016 1:50 PM – 3:20 PM. 22 species

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)  1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  X
Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  1
Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)  1
Cassin’s Vireo (Vireo cassinii)  1
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)  2
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  X
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  X
Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)  X
Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)  X
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  X
Hermit Warbler (Setophaga occidentalis)  1
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  X
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)  1
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)  4
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)  6

Keno Access Road, Jackson, Oregon, US
May 28, 2016 7:45 AM – 8:45 AM.  18 species

Mountain Quail (Oreortyx pictus)  X     heard only
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa)  1
Vaux’s Swift (Chaetura vauxi)  1
Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  X
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  1
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  X
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  X
Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli)  X
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  3
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  X
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  X
Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus)  1
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)  1
Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena)  1

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