Posted by: atowhee | May 8, 2017

BABY COOTS AND BARN SWALLOW BARN

COOTZ X3Adult coot on left, two juveniles on right, Hagg Lake.

Barn Swallows make good use of old wooden barn at horse farm in North Yamhill County.  The hay loft is no longer used for hay but the swallows know what it is good for.  The come and go constantly all day long from large window.BS ATRESTBS-BARNSWALAIR2SWALAIR3SWALAIR4SWALAIR6SWALAIUR1SWALTWOSaw my first bleeding hearts of the year at Hagg LakeBH3Beautiful to see blue skies after rain, and rain, and clouds, and more rain…IMG_5707

Henry Hagg Lake Park (Scoggins Valley Park), Washington, Oregon, US
May 7, 2017. 11 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
American Coot (Fulica americana)  3, including two juveniles
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  10
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  X
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X

Cedar Chest Stables, Yamhill, Oregon, US
May 8, 2017.  10 species

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  16
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  8
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Wilson’s Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)  1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2

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