Birding, Blues, and Herps
Last week we took a trip to the beach for the Pacific City Birding and Blues Festival.
On the way, we visited our old Hillsboro neighborhood to look for a wayward Loggerhead Shrike. We had no problem finding the bird perched on fence post near a corporate parking lot. A few minutes later, the shrike dove to the ground and returned to the post with an eight-inch garter snake that it gulped down like a fat piece of spaghetti before we could get our camera ready.