Northern 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.
Great Blue Heron