Sunday, January 15, 2017

Black-throated Blue Warbler



Black-throated Blue Warbler 1/15/17, has been coming to a bird feeder in SW Portland for over a week. This type of bird usually breeds in eastern North America and winters in the Caribbean, so it's far off course to be in Oregon.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Owls



Spotted Owl

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Barn Owl

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

Great Gray Owl

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Black Rosy-Finch



We watched a few Black Rosy-Finches eating thistle seeds.

Suddenly, a flock of Black Rosy-Finches flew out from the rock cavities, and I could count 60 in this photo. They had been completely quiet until they flew.

We spent time looking for hummingbirds, and saw 2 Rufous Hummingbirds feeding at the thistle flowers. Alan is pointing out the 2 hummingbirds in flight.

East Rim of the Steens Mountains

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sisters area birds



Black-backed Woodpecker...how do I know it's Black-backed and not American Three-toed? Because of the pattern of the drumming...


...heard drumming, then finally seen, along the Pacific Crest Trail - near Hoodoo, 20 mi. west of Sisters


Pinyon Jays


Green-tailed Towhee at Indian Ford CG


Williamson's Sapsucker (male) at Cold Springs CG.
Seen mating 5/13/16 near previous nest tree.


Williamson's Sapsucker (female) seen near Pine Street, just north of Hwy 20, going into a hole in a tree 5/27/16


White-headed Woodpecker at Ponderosa Lodge


Pygmy Nuthatch, also at Ponderosa Lodge


White-breasted Nuthatch, at Calliope Crossing

Calliope Crossing

Malheur May 2016


Golden Eagle nest


Yellow-breasted Chat, Page Springs CG


Burrowing Owl


White-faced Ibis


Great Horned Owls, Benson Pond


Benson Pond


Sage Thrasher


Diamond Craters

On the way home we birded in Sisters.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016