Posted by: atowhee | October 3, 2017

CHANGING OF THE SEASONS

“All is flux.”  –Heraclitus

In the past few days our garden saw the Junco count top American Goldfinch for the first time since early May.  Juncos 3, AMGO 2.  Today there are more goldfinches again, but they won’t linger.  This morning I noted our first Golden-crowned Sparrow for the garden this fall.  My daughter reports that her first two Varied Thrush of the season appeared in their garden over the weekend.  She lives in the St. John’s neighborhood of northwest Portland.

820 NW 19th Street, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Oct 3, 2017 7:30 AM. 9 species

California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)  X
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)  2
Bushtit (Pacific) (Psaltriparus minimus [minimus Group])  20
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group])  3
Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)  1
Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  8

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