Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Random Weekend Birds.

I managed to get out a lot last weekend but didn't manage to post all the birds I saw yet... Here are some of 'em....

Greater White-fronted Goose, Westmoreland Park

I visited Pittock Mansion for the first time ever... I know, I've lived in Portland for just shy of ten years now... It was about time!  The place is just swimming in Varied Thrushes!



 
And the mansion itself....


Pretty impressive.  I figured I should visit Washington Park while I was in the area.  I mostly wandered around the rose gardens where I was greeted by a loud towhee...


Just below the rose garden is a path that leads either back up to the garden store or down to the reservoir.  I heard some knocking in one of the trees and found a pair of Red-breasted Sapsuckers!  At one point they flew to a tree pretty close to me...



Such striking birds!  I spent some time at Ridgefield one afternoon hoping to see the recently arrived Common Yellowthroats... Success!



Can't wait to see more warblers show up.  Also at Ridgefield, a Belted Kingfisher allowed me three quick shots before taking off (three more than usual!).


That's all... Good weekend!!

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful series, Jen!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Wonderful photos! I love those birds. The Varied Thrush photos are sweet!

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  3. Beautiful photos! You brought back some good memories (we lived in Beaverton for almost 8 years):-)

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  4. Awesome! Love your new header pic! And only a few more weeks till Birdathon...

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  5. Darn Kingfishers- I can never get very close. Nice shot!

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  6. Awesome!!! that sapsucker is stunning as well as the yellowthroats!!

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  7. AMAZING pictures! Great blog, you got a new follower

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  8. Wow! I've yet to get a Varied Thrush and I really like the woodpecker shots and the Kingfisher shot. It's great how you get around to so many different venues to shoot. I need to get out more myself! Great stuff!

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