Thursday, June 3, 2010
Jackson Bottom birds: May 28 - June 3, 2010
Unseasonally wet and rainy weather continues. Combined with the Memorial Day holiday there were fewer birds reported this week from Hillsboro's Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve. Wednesday morning's free bird walk (in the rain) recorded over 50 species of birds.
An unseasonal and out-of-habitat CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE was the most unusual species reported this week, though regular in conifer forests nearby.
Some wetland specialists are now being seen with regularity. These include WILLOW FLYCATCHERS, YELLOW WARBLERS, and LAZULI BUNTINGS.
BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS, AMERICAN and LESSER GOLDFINCHES are common at the feeders, providing great views for all.
AMERICAN ROBINS and TREE SWALLOWS are peeking from their nests and fledglings of WESTERN SCRUB-JAYS, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS, BUSHTITS, LESSER GOLDFINCHES, and BEWICK'S WRENS are following their parents and begging loudly.
This week's bird list...
Great Blue Heron