Raptor Nests

The bird of prey nesting season is now underway in western Oregon.

Last weekend, Sarah and I revisited Dawson Creek Park, near our old apartment. We checked on the snag, pictured above in 2008, which has housed a Great-horned Owl nest during the last two years. Sure enough, an adult was sitting in the nest while another was perched in a nearby tree.

Downtown Portland's Red-tailed Hawks have begun their breeding behavior as well. As usual, they can be seen on Audubon Society of Portland/KGW's Raptor Cam.

Anna's Hummingbirds are probably nesting now too, though I have not found any nests yet. Bushtits should begin building later in the month, followed by American Robins. I will keep my eyes on the neighborhood trees to see what develops.


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