Tillamook State Forest, etc.

Today I went on a little adventure into the woods near the Timber area of the Tillamook State Forest  in the Coast Range.  My target bird was the Sooty Grouse, of which I saw zero birds, but heard at least three drumming.  I'll take it!  I saw some other interesting things too...

MacGillivray's Warbler

 Evening Grosbeak (my first not at a bird feeder!)


Hairy Woodpecker pop & juvenile, celebrating Father's Day obviously


Hairy Woodpecker juvenile

 Gray Jay


I followed a random logging road off Round Top Road and found a sweet viewpoint where I scared up about eight Turkey Vultures.  When I got out of the car I realized it smelled like death, so the dogs and I wandered around looking for the source.  Oh you know, just a dead cow someone had tossed over the edge...


But the view was awesome...


That was about it from today's adventure.  Yesterday I took the dogs for a quick walk in the late afternoon when it was way too hot for their taste.  Near Force Lake a Tree Swallow fed a youngster in a nest box...



Such an awesome face.  Good times!!