But the main reason that we visited was to see a Rusty Blackbird which has been continuing there all winter. It's fairly rare for the Pacific NW, and everywhere else. They may even be on the path to extinction, their population has declined 85% since the 1990s and the Audubon Society has started a program to track them. So if you are reading this out East, go look for some.
But alas, I only got a quick glimpse of the bird up in a tree before it flew off, no time for a photo, but I plan on going back next week. There were lots of Brewer's and Red-Winged Blackbirds around too.
|Brewer's Blackbird - Hillsboro OR|
|Red-Winged Blackbird - Hillsboro OR|
|Bufflehead - Hillsboro OR|
|Killdeer - Hillsboro OR|
|Acorn Woodpecker - Hillsboro OR|
|Northern Flickers - Hillsboro OR|
|Cackling Geese - Hillsboro OR|
|Bald Eagle - Hillsboro OR|
We also got to see a nice non-bird that I didn't think that I'd see in the "wild". A few weeks ago I saw a River Otter at Commonwealth Lake Park, and on Tuesday we saw 2 of them at Dawson Creek.
|River Otter - Hillsboro OR|
|Mallards and River Otter - Hillsboro OR|
Thanks for making it this far,