Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Birding under blue skies





Here in western Oregon, we are approaching a record for consecutive dry days in May. Sarah and I have been taking advantage of this serendipitous stretch by birding as many areas as possible when we have the time. We added dozens of species to our Clackamas and Clatsop county lists (yes, we are county listers now). Next week, we'll move on to the letter D when we visit Deschutes and Douglas Counties.

Here are some memorable sights from the previous week:
Boulders, camas lillies, and oaks at Camasia Preserve.

McLoughlin Bridge and Clackamas River in Oregon City


Birding Haystack Rock, one of our many stops during Saturday's Birdathon fundraiser for the Audubon Society of Portland.


Barn Swallows, the only birds I managed to photograph during our Birdathon Day


Birdathon participants watching the last species of the day, an American Dipper (this one's for Bill).

We have five more rain-free days in the forecast. Plenty of time to get outside and find more birds!

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