Friday, February 5, 2010

Jackson Bottom birds: January 30-February 5, 2010

Water levels dropped so that the river trail was accessible finally--though very muddy. For the first time in two weeks visitors to the Preserve could walk to and around Pintail Pond. By Friday we had sunny skies and it was possible to walk all the way to the east side on Blue Heron Trail.

Nine GREAT EGRETS flew into the Preserve on Wednesday. Twelve were counted on the Experimental Wetlands on Friday afternoon, after several weeks without any egrets.

At Wednesday's "Lunch With the Birds" a very pale blue-gray adult PEREGRINE FALCON put in a brief appearance. A first or second year immature BALD EAGLE circled around less than 100 feet away, going down to the water to chase ducks! Several DUSKY CANADA GEESE, some sporting red neck collars were present.

The patagial tagged RED-TAILED HAWK from last week was still present throughout this week.

55 species

Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
American Coot
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Mourning Dove
Anna's Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch

1 comment:

  1. Hello Greg, so pleased to have found your site and beautiful photos and especially since it is of PNW birds.

    We saw a Rufous-sided Towhee and Golden-crowned Sparrow this past week in our yard; the blogging community helped us identify the latter as we had never seen one before. I'm looking forward to your posts. Thanks.