Tag Archives: Beaverton Oregon

Western Tanager in the Backyard

Okay so it’s a bad picture.  Out of focus and through the glass of our back door.  And technically, it’s not our backyard.  It’s in a tree the neighbor planted just outside their yard in the field outside both our … Continue reading

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Are You My Mother?

Last year, a juvenile Song Sparrow became trapped in the rafters in our garage for about a week. The weather was warm, our garage door was open more than usual and there were lots of juvenile birds hanging around our … Continue reading

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Black-Headed Gross Beak

 I find many bird names humorous.  Many fit the bird.  White-Crowned Sparrow.  Yep.  Golden-Crowned Sparrow.  Yep.  Mourning Dove.  Seems fitting once you’ve heard one.  Chickadee.  Ditto.    Western Bluebird.  Perfect.    Grosbeak, very apropos.  Not gross as in disgusting but gross as in … Continue reading

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Spurs

This little guy’s feet remind me of spurs.   Giddyup.

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Layover

 We’ve had a small flock of 4 or 5 Golden-Crowned Sparrows spending a little time around our place the past few days.  It’ll be fun to see how long they stick around before heading north for the breeding season. I … Continue reading

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An Island Unto Herself

The nesting goose I’ve been keeping an eye on the last week or two looked like she was stranded on Gilligan’s Island yesterday morning when I arrived to work.  She had a Killdeer keeping her company but she was pretty … Continue reading

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Rambo Robin

This Robin looks serene and placid in this photo but he’s been causing quite a bit of ruckus around our house for the past month or so.   He can see his reflection in the small bits of glass in … Continue reading

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Princess Fiona

We moved into our home not quite three years ago.  One of the things that attracted us to this place was the bit of greenspace behind.  The greenspace isn’t huge but we love it and the birds and wildlife that … Continue reading

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