Tag Archives: Mourning Dove

Fernhill Wetlands

I visited Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove on a rare sunny December day. The sun is so low at this time of year that if there is no cloud cover the sun is either at your back or directly in … Continue reading

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More Wetlands

Wetlands in the Willamette Valley are very birdy in winter, so those areas tend to get most of the birding efforts this time of year. Of course, given the amount of rain we have had the past few weeks, it … Continue reading

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Random February Birds

I have spent very little time outdoors this month, but here are a few nice birds from the past few weeks. This Yellow-rumped Warbler was displaying his namesake near Ankeny NWR. Northern Shrike, also at Ankeny. This Lewis’s Woodpecker has … Continue reading

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Ulysses, KS

We were visiting family in Ulysses, KS, the past week. The town is swarming with doves. This Mourning Dove was sitting on a nest over my mother-in-law’s driveway. This nest with two young Mourning Doves was about 20 feet away … Continue reading

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Tualatin River NWR

While the bird diversity has thinned out considerably in the past couple of weeks, I had some nice views of the summer residents at Tualatin River NWR. The resident Bald Eagles still have one youngster in the nest. He is … Continue reading

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Where all my sunflower seed goes

Along with the usual small songbirds that visit my bird feeder, I sometimes host larger birds that do their best to deplete the feeder as quickly as possible. Western Scrub-Jays will fill their crops, then fly off to hide the … Continue reading

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Cimarron National Grassland, Kansas

In the very southwest corner of Kansas lies the Cimarron National Grassland. This area, along with the nearby town of Elkhart,  is a favorite birding destination for Kansas birders. Several western species reach the eastern edge of their ranges here, … Continue reading

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