My son and I went down to Tualatin River NWR a few weeks ago looking for said Northern Shrike. He ended up being a big pain in the neck, so we didn't get to explore too much. But we did see some nice songbirds out and about.
|Western Bluebird - Tualatin NWR|
|Audubon's Yellow-Rumped Warbler - Tualatin River NWR|
|Bald Eagle on nest - Tualatin River NWR|
|Short Eared Owl - Washington County OR|
|Scaup - Columbia River OR|
Later that day my family went out to the coast for a visit. We went to Cannon Beach with the goal of trying to spot some migrating Gray Whales, but ended up dipping on those. But we had a great time playing in the sand. I didn't get a chance to look at too many birds, but I am planning another trip to the coast soon. But we did see some great sights.
|Gulls - Cannon Beach OR|
|Seabirds - Cannon Beach OR|
|Gulls on Haystack Rock - Cannon Beach OR|
|Cackling Goose - Washington County OR|
There were some other nice birds about. A Pied-Billed Grebe in breeding colors was swimming near a lone Ring-Necked Duck.
|Pied-Billed Grebe and Ring-Neck Duck - Washington County OR|
|Anna's Hummingbird - Washington County OR|
|Anna's Hummingbirds doing what they do - Washington County OR|
So nothing too exciting. I'm heading to the coast either this weekend or next and could see my 300th bird there, if the weather cooperates.
thanks for making it this far,