Headin out.

I'm heading out this morning to the fantastic land of woodpeckers in central Oregon for some camping and some birding.  While my camera battery charges I figured I'd throw out a few shots from Force Lake the other day...

Pied-billed Grebe

Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher (and Mallards & Coot on the log)

And from the yard the other day- a few crows sharing some mossy stuff.

Hopefully I will return from camping with some slightly more interesting birds to share... Good times!


  1. Jen, I love the cute frog and the Grebe. Cool capture of the juvie Crow? Have a great camp trip and good luck on the bird sightings. Happy Birding!

  2. Aren't YOU the seasoned photographer, remembering to charge your battery BEFORE departure. =) Nice.

    I, too, LOVE the shot of the young (and super stylish) grebe, love the frog shot, too. Here's one fm. wiki where a parent is feeding the young grebe a huge shrimp, and tho' I don't think the kid will be able to eat it, I bet it's pretty stoked! http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Pied-billed_Grebe_chick.jpg =)

    At the grocery store 2 weeks ago I heard a crow call that sounded weird. Kinda off tune, a little weak, a little wandering. Just off. Before I looked up, I thought, "Juvenile, learning to sing?" And yes, perched atop a street light was a youngster with parent. So cute. Warmin' up those pipes! Getting that repertoire worked out. Happy travels!!

  3. The crow shots are humorous. Love crows.

  4. Love the crow shots, they are so humorous!

  5. That crow seems to be saying put it over there, I SAID!! lol
    Love the froggie and the Group shot with the log!!
    Cant wait to see what you get...Ive got all my batteries charging up too for WEEK after this one, Im so ready to go!!


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