I stopped in Astoria first to take Jake for a walk along the river..
Looks like some Scaups (Lesser or Greater?!), females and a male. Also, some female Buffleheads, and a pair of Mallards.
A Belted Kingfisher flew from post to post.
Of course I had to go see the sea lions.. I thought Jake would like to see them too. He seemed kind of interested in what was making the crazy sounds so we walked up the pier. He caught sight of one and still only seemed a little excited. Then he smelled them. Suddenly he was terrified and started pacing frantically while I tried to take some pictures. Then he just started barking like crazy so we left. No more sea lion visits for Jake. This is the same dog who has no problem trying to herd a half dozen horses. I suppose we've all got our fears.
After traumatizing Jake I drove to Fort Stevens State Park.
Back in Astoria...
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