Rentenaar Road.

I took the dogs to Sauvie Island yesterday afternoon to walk along Rentenaar Road.  The weather was not what I anticipated, starting with mildly irritating mist and ending with straight up pouring rain.  It was still a good walk and the dogs still got tired, and that's what really matters.  Oh, and they were stylin too:


I took what I could get bird-wise, not many sparrows yet and only a few raptors.  The blackbird swarms were awesome though...


After they landed in some trees a Peregrine swooped in and stirred things up again...


The Peregrine didn't get to keep his seat long.  A harrier that had been cruising the fields nearby decided she did not approve of the falcon- she dive bombed him once and he took off.


That was probably the most interesting thing to happen there.  The rain picked up as we walked back up the road.  I was expecting to see fewer sparrows as a result, but instead they all decided to come out and have a bath party in the puddles.  Mostly Golden-crowneds, a White-crowned, a few Songs.  No White-throateds yet.  I will respect their privacy and not show you the bath party.  Instead, I will show you this dead snake:


Good times!