Posted by: atowhee | April 25, 2017

SINGING IN THE RAIN

Rain persists and the birds have to get on with life.  This morning at Wennerberg Park it seemed every third tree sheltered a singing Yellow-rumped Warbler. Both flavors of yellow-rumps were present: Audubon’s and myrtle. The ones we expect to nest in the western Oregon mountains are Audubon’s with the bright yellow throat this time of year.  The White-breasted Nuthatch was also calling, the relentless furor of the nesting robins was all around, both flicker and Acorn Woodpecker were heard from. Other songsters were Purple Finch, American Goldfinch, Song Sparrow.

One wildflower that’s just joined the bloomers: false Solomon’s seal.  Meanwhile, it rains…and rains…

Wennerberg Park, Carlton, OR, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Apr 25, 2017.  Comments:     rain
15 species (+1 other taxa)

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna)  2
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1     calling
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  20
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata)  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s) (Setophaga coronata auduboni)  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)  1
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  3

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