Finally this weekend, for the first time in the new year, the weather and my schedule allowed me to do a little birding here in Yamhill Co. I saw nothing extraordinary, but the twelve Eurasian Collared Doves in one tree would have seemed so a year or two ago. They are multiplying and spreading so rapidly that it is hardly a surprise to see them almost anywhere.
In my own backyard a female Anna's Hummingbird has replaced the male that was here during December's record-breaking snow storm. He seems to have moved on, so I'm happy to have her here now to provide a little variation from the usual "menu" of finches.