I keep seeing this area mentioned when people write about birds in the area, so I thought I'd check it out yesterday while the weather was still beautiful. I am so glad I did!
This Song Sparrow was one of many birds chattering away at Zuwalt Park.. I randomly stopped at this park first and lucky for me it was an off-leash area. Jake had a blast charging through the overgrown grass.
This next one was hanging out in the parking lot of a mini-mart down the road from Zuwalt & Jean Parks..
At Perkins Peninsula:
As I drove up he refused to budge for at least a minute, but finally gave in and hopped into the bushes.
From the Fern Ridge Wildlife Area:
This hawk was circling over a pond full of Canada Geese and Northern Pintails..
This was the most patient kestrel I have ever encountered. Usually they take off a second after I aim the camera at them...
At Kirk Pond it sure looked like Spring!
I will definitely be heading back to Fern Ridge in the future!