I took the dogs for a long walk along the bike path above Broughton Beach this morning... I saw some awesome things!
First off, a Western Meadowlark greeted us (well, it looked at us and walked away...)
Next up was the best bird I saw all morning.... We were all surprised when he shot up from about ten feet in front of us and flew out over the Columbia... A Short-eared Owl!
We also startled a flock of American Pipits... They all took off except for this guy:
At the Sea Scout Base a good ole Bald Eagle kept an eye on things...
I am getting a little tired of looking through huge rafts of scaup, but I keep doing it anyway...
On our walk back to the car in the rain I saw this hawk perched on the fence that surrounds the PDX Airport:
Now that's a big tag... There's one on both wings. From what I understand it was most likely tagged by the airport and released somewhere far away... And now it's back... Oh, K5, you will never learn.
That was about it besides some more Common Goldeneyes... Good times!