Tag Archives: Beaverton OR birds

Chickadee Love

We are happy to be hosting two pairs of nesting Black-Capped Chickadees on our property. The first clutch in the nestbox on our front porch will probably leave the nest in the next week or so.  They hatched around the … Continue reading

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Natural Resources

I bought a hollowed-out log at a plant sale for $5.00 about a month ago after taking some light-hearted ribbing from several men as I carried it over to the cashier.  “You are buying that thing?  What else can I sell … Continue reading

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Losing Battle

The winter was spent enjoying small, well-mannered birds like Juncos, Spotted Towhees, Townsend Warblers, Song Sparrows, Yell0w-Rumped Warblers, Chickadees, Nuthatches and many flavors of woodpecker play nicely at the suet feeder.  With the onset of the breeding season, however, the Starlings … Continue reading

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Spotted Sandpiper

This beauty was foraging around the mud flats at Koll Center Wetlands a week or so ago. This time of year when the water is lower than normal, I am also struck by the variety of junk seen in the … Continue reading

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Western Wood-Pewee

After chatting with a friend at work last week who pulled out his iphone and showed me the cool Sibley’s app for birds he uses (thanks, Paul!), I bought it and have been fun playing with it. I came across … Continue reading

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Juvie

We saw our first juvenile bird of the season in our yard over the weekend.  I had been hearing an unfamiliar little tseep-tseep sound just over the fence for a day or so.  I stood up against the fence and … Continue reading

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Ducks Out of Water

This bench is favorite spot of mine in the spring and summer.  It’s relaxing to sit quietly listening to the sounds of the birds going about their business and is usually where I head for the first few minutes when I get … Continue reading

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Transition

This American Goldfinch looks a bit patchy and appears to be molting in preparation for the breeding season.  I imagine he will be a hit with the ladies in no time. He was practicing his love songs for a few minutes … Continue reading

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Hello, Mr. Wilson!

So nice of you to bring a bit of sunshine to our world today.   Did you share a flight in with our friend the Western Tanager yesterday?  You’ve definitely got your travelling clothes on with that jaunty little black cap and … Continue reading

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Turf Wars

Who do you think would win a chickadee/nuthatch throwdown?  I’d have bet money on the nuthatch.  My friend Ellisha gifted me with a lovely nest box at the end of 2009.  I’m calling it a box but it is sort of gourd … Continue reading

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