Hello Oregon birders, Is it early for a fledged Robin? I'm in the Portland area and saw one in the tall grass yesterday. I also heard a BLACK HEADED GROSBEAK last night at 6:00 in Lake Oswego. I saw a Fox Sparrow for only the second time today, and had four BUSHTITS yesterday at my feeders, the first I've seen since last summer. There was a pair of Red-breasted Nuthatches here yesterday, I haven't seen them as much the last few weeks. The Bewick's Wren is making regular visits to the suet right now, and seeing occasional Spotted Towhee visits. I haven't seen a Golden-Crowned or White-Crowned Sparrow here all winter. I usually see them when we get cold temperatures. Dark-eyed Juncos are here in larger numbers than before, and the ubiquitous Black-Capped Chickadees seem to have dropped in their numbers (as the Juncos increased). We still have Song sparrows daily.
I saw a good sized flock of Robins Sunday off SW Gerber Rd. near SW Springwater Rd, south of the Clackamas River during my monthly raptor route. I'm enjoying watching the Golden Eagles on the live cam. (And hearing a howling wolf right now on the Great Gray Owl cam, unusual for the daytime).