Fall birds in Aspendell

Observers: Sharon Ford
Email: sharef@pacbell.net
Verification: MONO
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Date: 09/20/2007
Time: 03:09 PM -0400


There's quite a variety of birds up here in Aspendell right now. Of course the usual residents: Stellar Jays, Pygmy Nuthatches, Pine Siskins, Cassin's Finches, and a Red Shafted Flicker. There are lots of Dark-Eyed Juncos, the usual Oregon variety, but also some Gray-headed race, and others that look like hybrids of Gray-headed and Oregon types. Some birds that I didn't expect, a lone female Black Headed Grosbeak; a Spotted Towhee female; four White Crowned Sparrows; and three Grey Crowned Rosy Finches, one adult and two immatures. Another visitor was a Cooper's Hawk that swooped in to spoil the party.