Posted by: atowhee | March 24, 2017

RED-WINGS ON TERRITORY

At the Yamhill Sewer ponds today male Red-winged Blackbirds were singing and staking their claims.  Birds already paired included flicker, Red-tailed Hawks and scrub-jays.IMG_1560Female flicker.IMG_1561IMG_1566RWB

Yamhill Sewage Ponds (restricted access), Yamhill, Oregon, US
Mar 24, 2017.  17 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  60
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  50
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)  15
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  20
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  4
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  20
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  75
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

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