I managed to get out quite a bit this weekend despite the weather. Yesterday I went to Ridgefield where the weather was rather nice most of the time.
There were two Great Horned Owls near where I saw them on Monday. Here's one:
Down the road were some Killdeer calling, including one that was rather tolerant of me.
A Bald Eagle was perched in the wooded area...
Tree Swallows were all over the place. And on these branches.
On the way home I stopped at Vancouver Lake Park to walk the dogs. In the field across the street were Sandhill Cranes pretty close to the road...
Today I took the dogs for a very wet and muddy walk around Virginia Lake on Sauvie Island. It was raining too much to really take my camera out, but it was a nice walk regardless. On Reeder Road there were some Snow Geese in a field close to the road. I don't think I have ever seen them so close up.
This afternoon it seemed to dry out so I headed to Westmoreland Park. Unfortunately it started to downpour after about 20 minutes, but that was okay.
This next gull stood out because it was so light in color, but I don't usually attempt to ID the younger gulls... I would guess a light Glaucous-winged or maybe a hybrid...
There was an interesting goose battle going on at one point. There was a chase and a lot of talk and then some more talk and then everything seemed settled.
The trees and bushes were all starting to bloom.... Woohoo hello spring!