Posted by: atowhee | April 22, 2017

A YAMHILL SPRING GALLERY

Some photos to honor Earth Day and a nod to the critical need for scientific understanding in opposition to those fools who think they can make decisions based on faith…or profit.
Female hummer makes her feeder moves:AH-AIR1AH-AIR2AH-AIR3AH-AIR4AH-AIR5AH-AIR6AH-AIR8

ACORN WOODPECKERSAW-FDR1AW-FDR2Here is one granery branch being used by the colony of Acorn Woodpeckers at 13th and Michelbook in McMinnville.AW-GRANAW-GRAN2

RAPTORSAKRTH CIRCLRTH LOOK DWNKestrel at the top, then two Red-tail blurs.

CROW FINDS FOOD IN THE STREET
It is experimental science that has let us come to recognize how smart these corvids are.

CRWCRW-2CRW-3LESSER SCAUP AT YAMHILLLS-ZSPARROWS HIDING IN SHADOWSscuebceIIt is

S-S PEEKSS-T PEEKSSong Sparrow on top, Spotted Towhee below, both at Joe Dancer Park.

Below: Bewick’s Wren singing along Cozine Creek.  Then Robin gathering nesting material from street and Violet-green Swallow along Old Sheridan Road.

BWABWBrobinestingVGSW IN LITE

TURKEY VULTUREtuvu1tuvu2

Not Birds:IMG_3376mintMINT2Scouring rushes sprout, forming a miniature conifer forest along the edge of Baker Creek Road, not far from Dipperary seen in earlier blog.rshes

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