Date: 3/31/17 6:11 pm
From: Mark J. Greenfield <markgreenfield...>
Subject: [obol] Lost Lagoon Farm Bird List for March 16-31
Below is my bird list for Lost Lagoon Farm, Gillihan Road, Sauvie Island, for the second half of March, 2017. The number of identified species increased substantially over the 49-52 species identified during the three previous half-month periods beginning February 1. This is due in large measure to arrivals of migrants. First of year dates are noted in parenthesis. On March 16 alone, I counted 38 species. Most of our winter birds are still around, although we are seeing juncos in smaller numbers. Robins have arrived in large numbers, and tree and violet-green swallows are choosing nesting sites among the three dozen or more houses on our neighbor’s property and ours. I took the purple martin gourds down to keep the swallows out of them. We continue to see 2-4 dozen sandhill cranes on most days, and lots of golden-crowned sparrows. However, large numbers of geese have left the area.

Great blue heron
Sandhill crane
Canada goose
Cackling goose
Wood duck
Northern pintail
Green-winged teal
Ring-necked duck
American wigeon
Osprey (3/21)
Bald eagle
Cooper’s hawk
Red-tailed hawk
Northern harrier
American kestrel
Turkey vulture
California quail
Ring-billed gull
Mew gull
California gull
Herring gull
Glaucous-winged gull
Mourning dove
Eurasian collared dove
Belted kingfisher
Anna’s hummingbird
Rufous hummingbird
Pileated woodpecker
Downy woodpecker
Hairy woodpecker
Red-headed sapsucker
Northern flicker
California scrub jay
American crow
Tree swallow
Violet-green swallow (3/26)
Black-capped chickadee
Brown creeper
Bewick’s wren
Ruby-crowned kinglet
American robin
Orange-crowned warbler (3/28)
Yellow-rumped warbler (3/27)
Golden-crowned sparrow
White-throated sparrow
Song sparrow
Fox sparrow
Lincoln’s sparrow (3/21)
Savannah sparrow (3/30)
Spotted towhee
Dark-eyed junco
Red-winged blackbird
Purple finch (3/30)
House finch
American goldfinch
Lesser goldfinch
European starling

Mark Greenfield

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