Friday, April 9, 2010

Jackson Bottom birds: April 3-9, 2010

Heavy rains during the week flooded most of the wetlands and trails.

At least one brood of Canada Geese goslings were hatched before the flooding, but perhaps most eggs were destroyed by the waters. The geese that lost clutches of eggs to flooding will probably attempt nesting again when the waters subside.

American Robins and Bushtits are building nests. The Great Blue Heron colony has birds sitting on nests and a Red-tailed Hawk is nesting in the Douglas-fir grove with them. The Bald Eagles are still sitting on eggs, but they have been under quite a bit of harassment from other eagles passing through. It may be two weeks before we know if the eggs are going to hatch. The Great Horned Owl chick has been seen on branches up to 15 feet away from the nest, getting ready to fledge.

Due to limited access, barely over 60 species of birds were detected this week, instead of the 80 something of last week.

Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
American Coot
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick's Wren
Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Common Yellowthroat
Spotted Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch

1 comment:

  1. Great list of birds. Hopefully the goslings survived.