Posted by: atowhee | March 22, 2017

CAMELLIAS ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE NOT BLUE

camlliaAbove, my neighbor’s camellia is about two weeks ahead of ours. Below, one of my first violets–seen yesterday at Joe Dancer Park.  I noted today that vinca is also starting to bloom.yel-violcro go1When I stopped along Baker Creek Road, these crows thought I looked untrustworthy and fled the scene.cro go2cro go3The quarry along Fox Ridge Road where coot and pair of Pied-billed Grebes were enjoying the waters.fox ridglittl guyOne of the half dozen TVs along Baker Creek Road.tv upppvath face

Baker Creek Road, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Mar 22, 2017. 8 species

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  6
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  3
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  15
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  7

Fox Ridge Rd., Yamhill, Oregon, US
Mar 22, 2017.  4 species

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  2
American Coot (Fulica americana)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  50
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  1     singing

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  1. Love the thrush encircled by his wing…….


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