Sunday, December 23, 2012

A few unusual birds here

There has been a Ferruginous Hawk hanging out in a pasture/field just west of McMinnville, Oregon, for several weeks.  Still here today.

Four Great Egrets in one field together?  Twenty years ago it was very unusual to see even one anywhere in Yamhill Co.

A Prairie Falcon on a pole near Amity, Oregon, on this rainy afternoon.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Rainy day birds

On this rainy afternoon I decided to watch what was happening in the world of birds in my community.  The weather did not seem to be slowing down the food-gathering activities of either the Red-tailed Hawks out in the farmland, or of the Black-capped Chickadees in my back yard. 

This Red-shafted Flicker might have been looking at the withered apples in this tree along the road.