This Common Redpoll is currently visiting a feeder in Carlton, Yamhill Co. Nice bird!
My main goal this weekend was to catch a displaying Spruce Grouse at McCully Creek. Ok, I was also going to look (at least for a few minutes) for the Little Bunting in Joseph …
When I arrived in Joseph on 4/13, the Bend guys had already taken position at the feeders in the alley between Lake & College and Joseph & Williams, so I simply joined them and the fancy bunting was soon found. On 4/14, I decided to go back for pictures. Tim Jantzen and I soon relocated the bird and got good looks. I snapped the following pictures …
We heard and saw the bird sing several times today. It was hard to discern the song through the cacophony of siskin and goldfinch songs.
The back pattern (at least to a degree) and the back of the head.
This Mountain Bluebird was trying to hold on in the wind along Klages Rd near Joseph.
Btw, I succeeded finding a Spruce Grouse, but it was too dark for good pictures. Access was somewhat difficult because of the snow.
Another AZ weekend blitz yielded 125 species including Violet-crowned (Paton’s) and Lucifer Hummingbird (Ash Canyon B&B), Buff-breasted Flycatcher, Greater Pewee, Olive and Grace’s Warbler at Upper Carr Canyon, an Elf Owl at the Spirit Tree Inn. We looked for the Rufous-capped Warblers at Florida Canyon, but we didn’t have the timing quite right and failed.
Buff-breasted Flycatchers were common in Upper Carr Canyon.
This one is a Hutton’s Vireo from Florida Canyon, a migrant.
This Vesper Sparrow was very confiding at the San Pedro House.
Finally, a Pyrrhuloxia in bad lighting.