Cannon Beach

I was reminded by Rhett's recent coast post that I had not been to the coast in a long time, so I decided to fix that and head to Cannon Beach this morning.  The dogs were pleased with this decision.


Our first stop was Haystack Rock to see who was hanging around.  Turns out, lots of great birds...

Tufted Puffin 


Harlequin Ducks

 Black Oystercatcher

 Pigeon Guillemot

 [Probably not a] Pelagic Cormorant

 Common Murres

 Brandt's Cormorants

Haystack Rock is just packed with birds right now...  There are tons of gulls too, lots of Westerns and maybe others...   After the beach we headed over to the sewage ponds for a nice walk around the trail.  Nothing too exciting there- Mallards, a Wood Duck, Cedar Waxwings, Band-tailed Pigeons, Marsh Wrens... And lots of Song Sparrows.  I took a bunch of photos of this one guy just because it looked super cool with the fence:


Our next stop was Ecola State Park.  We started with a wander in the trees where I found some baby Pacific Wrens:


 We walked out to the Sea Lion Rocks overlook and found many more murres, cormorants, and Brown Pelicans...


 We did lots more walking around the park, but didn't come up with anything else worth sharing...  Our final stop was at the Seaside Cove.  A couple of Caspian Terns were fishing...



That was about it... Good times!!