[Tweeters] Camas Yard Birds

Rob Conway robin_birder at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 10 00:45:11 PDT 2013


I've been layed up and mostly housebound for the past couple of weeks. Staying put at the house has allowed me to have all day looks at the yard and feeders which are especially active. Just today I had ~70 Species: Looks like house/bed for a few more weeks for me...hoping to add to this list, need to set up my scope.

Feeders (1 - 4 gallon tube feeder with Black Oil Sunflower Seeds)
(2 - 3 Quart Tube Feeds with premium mix of seeds, fruits, and nuts - one has mostly grain for ground birds)
(1 - Peanut Feeder - my own design using 1/4" hardware cloth
(2 - Suet Cakes - commercial suet selections)
(1 - Suet, wheat germ and cornmeal supported cake with 1 cup of mealworms in Mix
( 1 - Tray Feeder - Seed Grain open with roof - dove paradise
( 1 - Finch Sock with Niger .... almost worn out, won't be replaced due to high cost of feed
(Apples, Pears, Oranges, Figs on a stick
(3 Hummingbird feeders
Costs about $15/Week to maintain them if I buy in BULK at the right time and place. I use poles, wire and 16 ounce bottles (wire goes pole to pole, bottles over wire, the whole thing spins) to keep squirrels off of feeders - I also give them a gallon milk jug of pumpkin seeds to keep them occupied. I've had flying squirrels get to the feeders on several occassions, but they are a delight to watch.

AT FEEDERS:

Chestnut backed Chickadee
Black Capped Chickadee
Red Breasted Nuthatch
Pileated Woodpecker (giant bird on a 6X6 suet feeder)
Hairy Woodpecker
Red Breasted Sapsucker (first time I've ever seen them investigate any feeder area)
Northern Flicker (6 including a pure yellow and an intergrade)
Anna's Hummingbird
Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Dark Eyed Junco
Rufous Towhee
Purple Finch
House Finch
Cassin's Finch (The red finch tri-fecta)
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak (3)
Black Headed Grosbeak (very late)
Townsends Warbler (meal worm cake)
Bushtit (scores and scores)
Steller's Jay (Peanuts and Black Sunflower)
Scrub Jay (Cat food!)
Mourning Dove (as many as 20 at a time - USGS shows a name of Dove Hill for my neighborhood
Eurasian Collared Dove (9) (Seed tray with Milo, Millet, cracked corn, and sorghum)
Rock Pigeon
Starling (just 1)

IN YARD
American Robin
Varied Thrush (I counted 11 at once on a small grass area)
Red Crossbill (about 30 came to drink at the water feature)
Coopers Hawk
Sharp Shinned Hawk
Saw Whet Owl (5 - Are they on the move?)
California Quail (1st ever in this yard)
Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Golden Crowned Kinglet
Orange Crowned Warbler
Huttons? Vireo
Swainson's Thursh
Hermit Thrush (The Thrushes are eating worms and cleanin out the big asian pair tree of 100's of pounds of fruit)
Cedar Waxwing (Gleaning berries and flycatching)
Hermit Warbler (I think pure - could have been Hybrid)
Yellow Rumped Warbler (mostly Audubons)
Raven
Crow
Redwinged Blackbird
Brewers Blackbird
(Large unidentified Yellow/Orange bird high up at top of lot (Western Tanager or Oriele Sp.)

FLYOVER
Red Tailed Hawk
Bald Eagle (at least 7 individuals)
Sandhill Crane
Osprey
Great Egret (5 at once afer a loud noise on the river at the Boise Cascade plant)
Turkey Vulture (9)
White Pelican (1)
Teal Sp
Great Blue Heron
DC Cormorant
GW Gull
Gull Sp.
Peregrine Falcon (from bluff to the west)
Merlin (Bluff to the west - I'm almost positive they mated there)Heard Only
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl (been around for several weeks)
Western Screech Owl
Belter Kingfisher
Snow Goose
HEARD ONLY
Canada Goose
Greater White Fronted Goose


Rob Conway
Camas, WA
45.58°N 122.44°W - elevation 310 ft.
robin_birder at hotmail.com







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