Facts About The Red-winged Blackbird

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Male Female Identification: Even though the Red-winged Blackbird is named because it is a black bird with a red and yellow patch on the top of its wing, not all of them look like that. The female Red-winged Blackbird is neither black nor has a red and yellow patch. When you see the male Red-winged Blackbirds, you think that the… Continue reading Facts About The Red-winged Blackbird

The Great Horned Owl, Predator and Prey

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Great Horned Owl Photo By Greg Hume They have an amazingly keen hearing and can detect a mouse from as far as 23 meters away! Identifying them: The Great Horned Owl is one of the most common owls in North America. It lives all over the country year round. I used to go to a forest called Tryon Creek where I would watch… Continue reading The Great Horned Owl, Predator and Prey

Faith Sees Birds 100th Post: An Owl’s Journey

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An Owl’s Journey I would like to dedicate the 100th post of Faith Sees Birds to owls. The following post is just going to be owls around the world, not just in Oregon. Owls are magnificent creatures. Not only are they intelligent, but they are also graceful, and elegant too. Owls range in sizes from America’s smallest owl, the… Continue reading Faith Sees Birds 100th Post: An Owl’s Journey

Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo Swainsoni)

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Swainson’s Hawk, (photo from wikipedia) Identifying Them: They are medium-sized raptors who are part of the Accipitridae family. Red-tailed Hawks (whom are in the same family) look similar to Swainson’s Hawks, although, Red-tailed Hawks are larger in size, with a height of 22-27 inches, while Swainson’s have a height of 17-21 inches. Compared to other medium-sized raptors, Swainson’s Hawks have small talons,… Continue reading Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo Swainsoni)

Rock Pigeons, (Rock Doves) (Columba Livia)

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? ? Rock Pigeon by Diego Delso Rock Pigeons were first found in North Africa and Europe but are now most commonly seen across the Western Hemisphere, from Northern Canada to the Southern parts of South America. Identifying Them: Rock Pigeons or “Rock Doves” are part of the Columbidae family which are a family of rocks and pigeons. They… Continue reading Rock Pigeons, (Rock Doves) (Columba Livia)

Baltimore Orioles (Icterus galbula)

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Adult Male Baltimore Oriole Found on Wikipedia Identifying Them: Baltimore Orioles are a bright orange-yellow with black and white wings. Females have a more dull yellow color, with grey-brown wings. Both genders have a height of about 6.5-7.5 inches with a wingspan of about 9 inches to a foot long. Habitat: These Orioles live in the eastern United States… Continue reading Baltimore Orioles (Icterus galbula)

Oregon Bird Identification Quiz #2.

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Can you identify the Oregon birds? See bottom of page for answers. #1. #2. #3. #4. #5. #6. #7. #8. #9. #10. ? #1 Is a Red-Tailed Hawk photographed by Pierre Leclerc #2. Is an American Kestrel photographed by Greg Hume #3. Is an Osprey photographed by Gareth Rasberry #4. Is a Green Heron photographed by Peter Wallack #5. Is… Continue reading Oregon Bird Identification Quiz #2.

Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii)

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Male Bullock’s Oriole Photo by Alan and Elaine Wilson Identifying Them: Bullock’s Orioles are about 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches long, with wingspans of about a foot. Mature, breeding males have a darker orange-yellow plumage and darker black wings than non breeding males, who look more like mature females except females do not have a black throat. Habitat:… Continue reading Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii)

Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus)

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Photo by Rick and Nora Bowers Identifying Them: Marbled Murrelets are waterbirds with short, pointed tails and beaks, and dark, grey feet. They are fast-flying birds with short wings and rapid wing-beats (“Marbled Murrelet Species Profile”). They have dull, brown and white feathers and both sexes are about 9.5 – 9.8 inches in length (“Marbled Murrelet Identification”). Where to… Continue reading Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus)