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Tag Archives: Bushtit
Spring is coming on strong, despite the cold latter half of March. The season is most obvious in the open habitats around wetlands. Local nesters are starting to pair up and collect nesting material.The winter sparrow flocks are starting to … Continue reading
Life and inclement weather have conspired against me of late, so my outings have been far too few. But here are some photos from recent weeks. A trip to Broughton Beach provided nice looks at a small flock of Horned … Continue reading
While spring migration has not really ramped up yet, locally nesting birds at Fernhill Wetlands and Jackson Bottoms are starting to pair up, and the winter flocks are breaking up. A few Least Sandpipers have arrived at Fernhill. These Killdeer … Continue reading
Wintering waterfowl are returning to Fernhill Wetlands (Birding Oregon p. 61). Cackling Geese started arriving this week, and will soon be joined by a few thousand more. a former waterfowl Most shorebirds have moved on by now. This Lesser Yellowlegs … Continue reading
The Sandy River Delta (Birding Oregon p. 63) lies at the western end of the Columbia River Gorge. Habitats include large areas of grassland and riparian forest. Within the grassy areas are little islands of Himalayan Blackberry. This is an … Continue reading
A flock of Bushtits were working their way through the garden the other morning. A foggy morning viewed through a dirty window doesn’t bode well for photography, but here are a few images that survived the slow shutter speed. The … Continue reading