Date: 6/4/19 9:12 am
From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
Subject: [obol] Re: One tardy Junco
Juncos nest at low elevation around and in Portland. Most of the wintering ones of course go north or into the mountains at nesting season.

Jeff gilligan


> On Jun 4, 2019, at 8:44 AM, Anne Duston <aeduston...> wrote:
>
> Yesterday I heard the familiar but unexpected chip-chipping of an Oregon Junco. As I prepared to water my raised bed garden a bright jet-black head of a junco popped up amongst the taller grass under my Oregon White Oak tree. It continued to forage in the grass for a couple of minutes, and then flew off. I haven't seen any juncos under my feeders or elsewhere in my yard for close to a month - they head off the minute the weather warms into the 70's.
>
> Another oddity viewed yesterday - a Downy Woodpecker working about on some stems of my Red Hot Poker plants. I couldn't tell if it was interested in seeds, what little nectar might be present or insects on the plants. Ideas? Anyone seen this type of thing before?
>
> Anne Duston
>
> in far East Portland, a couple of miles directly north of Powell Butte
>
> POST: Send your post to <obol...>
> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol
> OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol
> Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>
>

POST: Send your post to <obol...>
JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol
OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol
Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>

 
Join us on Facebook!