Posted by: atowhee | October 8, 2016

SHERIDAN’S GLORIOUS SEWER PLANT

Perhaps it is not the oasis that was once the Henderson, Nevada, sewer plant…but Sheridan’s is certainly the best here in Yamhill…bird-wise.  And it smells better than the big landfill north on Hwy 18 not far south of McMinnville. Nothing unusual today but plenty of waterfowl and one passing adult Bald Eagle who sent them into flight and frenzy.

Turkey Vulture still in the air.greg-leans-1280x960 greg-reflx-1280x960Egret abd female Kingfisher at South Side Park.kf-shrdn-1280x960These two geese appear to be Canadians as well as Canadas…Dusky down from the north without invitation or papers. Trump would have them beaten and deported, no doubt after remarking on their big breasts. tav-geese-1280x960

Hwy 18, South Yamhill County, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Oct 8, 2016 1:00 PM. 10 species

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  3–roosting near the landfill
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  3
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)  X

Sheridan WTP Ponds (restricted access), Yamhill, Oregon, US
Oct 8, 2016 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM. 18 species
Comments:     viewed from cemetery overlook and then from South Side Park

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
American Wigeon (Anas americana)  20
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  2000
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)  30
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  40
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)  15
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)  3
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  400
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  2
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
American Coot (Fulica americana)  1200
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  1
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)  X

Sheridan South Side Park and Fishing Pond, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Oct 8, 2016 1:50 PM – 2:20 PM. 12 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  12
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  5
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  1
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  3
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  20

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