Ecola State Park/ Bayocean Spit.

I decided to take a trip to the coast yesterday morning for some hiking and some birding..  When I arrived it was pouring rain... Brilliant me had not checked the weather.  So I drove south instead of north as I had planned and stopped at Ecola State Park where it was dry but patchy fog...

Here are some blurry faraway oystercatchers... Wish I could have gotten closer.

Next up was this guy in the tall grass:
I realize it's a bit blurry but I am so curious as to what it is... Could it be a Hermit Warbler? 

On the trail we took were tons of Chestnut-backed Chickadees...
They were very interested in what we were doing...

After some hiking I drove down to the Bayocean Spit near Tillamook to look for shorebirds...  I was somewhat successful.

A relatively small group of sandpipers was hanging out by the bay...

Yikes I'm having trouble with the ID on these guys... I might have to come back to these ones.  Not far from these guys was a lonely Semipalmated Plover...

And that was all I got photos of...


  1. Nice shots of the chickadee. Shorebirds, esp peeps, are tough. How about Western Sandpiper?

  2. That Chickadee was definitely very inquisitive Jen.


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