this is a great blue heron at thousand acres (aka the sandy river delta) from october when i had brought jake, josie, and charlie out to burn some energy. the pollution behind it really makes the picture for me.
somehow i lived in portland for 8 years (minus those 6 months in philly) without visiting cathedral park under the st. johns bridge! here are some of the friends i had been missing out on.... i had jake with me and they still swam towards us (which made jake extra crazy).
this jumbled mess of a bird was up in my friend's tree in NE portland. it looked like a huge hawk but was just a northern flicker:
i still don't know why it was in a ball... but it was neat looking.
this is from the top of wind mountain back in september- a turkey vulture i believe.
this is an osprey near warm springs, oregon in september... right off lake simtustus by the pelton dam.