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...

Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Ring-necked Duck
Hooded Merganser
Ring-necked Pheasant
California Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Spotted Sandpiper
Mourning Dove
Vaux's Swift
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick's Wren
Marsh Wren
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Spotted Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
House Sparrow