Sauvie Island

Migration has wound down by now, and the summer breeders are out in force. Here are a few birds I found on Sauvie Island this morning.


Savannah Sparrows can be heard at the edges of all the pastures.


Rufous Hummingbird


This Bald Eagle hovered over me, scolding the whole time. That behavior is more typical of Red-winged Blackbirds. I thought the eagles would be done nesting by now, but apparently they still have young in the nest.


Blue-winged Teal, uncommon in the Willamette Valley


Cinnamon Teal, common, but always a delight


hungry Barn Swallow chicks


Tree Swallow

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Posted on June 12, 2008, in behavior, OR Birding Sites, seasonal movements and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Nice photos. Glad to see you got out and are enjoying the new camera.

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