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Rare Bird Alert

Since Christmas I’ve been writing the weekly Rarity Round-Ups for Rare Bird Alert – concluding with one this week in which a contentious gull practically on my doorstep featured largely. 253 more words

More Wetlands

Wetlands in the Willamette Valley are very birdy in winter, so those areas tend to get most of the birding efforts this time of year. Of course, given the amount of rain we have had the past few weeks, it is hard to find any place that isn’t a wetland. 160 more words

OR Birding Sites

A Morning Mourning Dove

In the silence of early morning
just before the  break of dawn,

You are puffed up soft and fluffy,
perched and clinging high atop the tree. 50 more words


Mourning Dove was Mourning...

The Mourning Dove was mourning the fact that he can’t sit in my feeder anymore!

Let me explain. Last March, I went to my local Wild Birds Unlimited store to buy my first feeder. 481 more words

Bird Watching

Nest Takeover. And Nanday Chatter at the Salt Marsh.

Oh, I thought, now they have abandoned me. I have been buried under a huge project and not made it to the salt marsh for over a week, and now nobody was home.  622 more words


Bird Feeder Survey - 28January2016

The number of doves at the feeders is directly proportional to the severity of the winter weather and snow depth. A few visit several times a day, but 20 or 30 might appear in the middle of a blizzard.  158 more words

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