Friday, January 29, 2010

Jackson Bottom birds: January 23-29, 2010

Water levels continue to drop slowly. By week's end the view stand at Kingfisher Marsh was accessible. However, the footbridge leading to Pintail Pond was still 2 feet under water.

Over 250 CANVASBACK continue to be seen--record high numbers for the Willamette Valley.

A MERLIN was over the east side of the Preserve. A first-record for the Preserve of TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was near Arbor Roses Park viewpoint on January 28.

On January 27 a patagial-marked RED-TAILED HAWK showed up. It had been captured at the Portland Airport in October 2009 and relocated to Ankeny NWR near Salem. It remained to the end of the week.

Several small flocks of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS moved into the wetlands during the week. A new species for the winter was several PINE SISKINS that showed up at the new thistle feeder at the Education Center. A EURASIAN WIGEON this week was the first of winter and a pair of CINNAMON TEAL were the first of "spring." Another first spring migrant was 3 GREATER YELLOWLEGS on January 29.

The new Jackson Bottom Wetlands Bird Checklist is now available as a pdf download from the Jackson Bottom Website.

This week's species:

Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Tundra Swan
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Common Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Greater Yellowlegs
Glaucous-winged Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Anna's Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick's Wren
Marsh Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Townsend's Solitaire
American Robin
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

1 comment:

  1. Hello Greg. So pleased to have found your wonderful site and page after page of beautiful photos. Did you hear my oohs and ahs? ;)

    On Tuesday we had a Cooper's Hawk (after research I do believe it was) pay us a visit; after I unscrambled from a USB cable, I was fortunate to get a few shots. Magnificent creatures! Diana (Oregon)