Camassia Natural Area.

Yesterday afternoon was beautiful and quite warm so I decided to visit somewhere new for me, Camassia Natural Area in West Linn.  There were tons of flowers in bloom which may be why I feel an onslaught of allergies...


The place is definitely birdy though I wasn't always able to locate the birds, sometimes because I was trying not to wander into poison oak, and sometimes because the sun was frying my brain.  Vireos were definitely the most common bird I saw... I think they were all Warbling Vireos...



I also saw my first Western Wood-Pewee of the year:


Handsome devil!  A Turkey Vulture flew low over my head...


Most of the warblers I saw were Yellow-rumped but there were definitely lots of birds I didn't see... Towards the end of the loop trail I heard a squeaking sound in the low shrubs and thought I caught sight of a little vole or something.  Suddenly it paused in a somewhat clear area and I realized it was a baby bird!


I'm guessing it's a baby Pacific Wren but I suppose it could maybe be a House Wren or something?  Anyway, it's adorable. 

That was about it for my afternoon but I definitely want to visit again maybe early in the morning, and not when the high school next door is being let out....