Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jackson Bottom birds: July 16-22, 2010

Northern FlickerNorthern Flicker, Jackson Bottom Wetlands, Hillsboro, Oregon on 19 July 2010 by Greg Gillson.


Earlier this spring a few American Kestrel nest boxes were donated to Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve in Hillsboro, Oregon. This week we noted that one of the nest boxes was occupied. No, not by kestrels. Instead, this nestling NORTHERN FLICKER (above) was peeking out begging for food.

Another exciting news item to report is that the nestling BALD EAGLE made its first flight on July 19.

Signs of fall migration picked up this week with numerous shorebirds, including about 30 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, and a lone RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. On July 18 an adult BONAPARTE'S GULL put in a one-day appearance.

Here is this week's list of birds.

Canada Goose
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Ruddy Duck
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Red-necked Phalarope
Bonaparte's Gull
California Gull
Band-tailed Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Vaux's Swift
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Bewick's Wren
Marsh Wren
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Common Yellowthroat
Western Tanager
Spotted Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Black-headed Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock's Oriole
Purple Finch
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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