Posted by: atowhee | October 25, 2016

WETNESS IN CARLTON

The humidity was 100% plus so drizzle fell from the sky.  The ground was wet.  Leaves on the ground were wet…and slippery.  Puddles stood about in the road with nothing to do, waiting for the next rain. The creek was fast and muddy, the sewer ponds were still and crowded…and all were wet.

If you’ve been missing Killdeer, they were having a gathering on the rocky edges of the Carlton Sewer ponds. They were the only non-ducks I could find there but I’ve been told that eagles and other raptors show up occasionally.

Wennerberg Park, Carlton, OR, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Oct 25, 2016 10:15 AM – 10:55 AM.  10 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  2
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  6
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  20
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  2

Carlton City Sewer Ponds–ltd. access, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Oct 25, 2016 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM.  8 species

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  1     female
American Wigeon (Anas americana)  1     female
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  20
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  75
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  6
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)  4
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  2
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)  33

820 NW 19th Street, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Oct 25, 2016 7:30 AM.  12 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  8
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  1

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