Thursday, January 28, 2016

January Bird Walk

I took a bird walk a week ago with about a dozen other folks.
We walked around Alton Baker Park for a couple of hours. The park is large enough to have several different kinds of habitat including a community garden, open fields, an oak grove, 
forest and the Willamette River.
We saw a nice variety of birds including: Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, 

American Wigeon, 

Hooded Merganser, 

Ring-necked Pheasant, 

Double-crested Cormorant, 

Great Blue Heron, 

Bald Eagle, 

Anna's Hummingbird,

Belted Kingfisher, 

Red-breasted Sapsucker, 

Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Western Scrub-Jay, 

American Crow, 

Black-capped Chickadee, 


Brown Creeper, 

Pacific Wren, Bewick's Wren, (heard only), Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 

American Robin, 

European Starling, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch

and Red-winged Blackbird.

I wish I had better photos to share.  Oh well, the Sapsucker one is nice as is the Robin!


Vickie said...

Lovely. What a great day that was!

cucki said...

i love my beautiful walk with you x

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

So many lovely birds. Crows I especially love - such sassy and intelligent birds -

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely to see the water birds. The sapsucker is very pretty with the mix of colours.
I've been trying to catch up with all of your recent blog entries. It's fun to read through such a variety.

MaryO said...

WOW! What wonderful pics! Thank you!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Photos are precious

Christine said...

Such lovely photos. The robin is quite different to the English (European?) robin isn't he? He looks more to be about the shape and size of a blackbird?

Maggee said...

What a great walk you had! So many different species spotted! Wow! We (meaning birders in my area) are all excited, because a Snowy Owl landed on a building in Norfolk! I couldn't get there yesterday to get a peek, but we are hoping it will be spotted somewhere else today or this weekend! Pretty exciting! Hugs!

Barb said...

So many wonderful bird sightings. I would say a very worthwhile walk!