Sauvie Island.

Yesterday morning I could see the sky lightening over Mount Hood from my window and thought it would be a good day to visit Sauvie Island.  I caught the sun rising as I passed the St. Johns Bridge...


I took a quick drive down Oak Island Road but didn't find anything too exciting... Some Sandhill Cranes wandering around:


A robin was taking a drink at the end of the road...


Nearby was a little gazebo thing with chickadees and sparrows fluttering around inside...


From there I headed to Rentenaar Road where the Harris's Sparrow has returned for the third (I think) winter in a row...


I sat and waited for the sparrow to appear.  I remembered from the last couple years that he was usually the last to the sparrow party, but if patient he will pop out eventually.  So I watched this House Finch noshing on berries...


I spotted a young White-crowned Sparrow that appeared to be missing a left foot (is this better than having two left feet?).


Finally the star of the sparrow show arrived...


Such a good-lookin sparrow!!  That was about it for the morning, unfortunately had to go to work.  Good times!!

Comments

  1. Nice sunrise! That sparrow is striking!

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  2. Pretty sky capture, Jen! The Harris Sparrow is a handsome bird. Great shots. Happy birding!

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  3. Great looking Harris's that handicapped bird seems to be doing quite well in spite!
    CRANES not exciting...I want to see one soooooo bad!
    I really like the sunrise pic.

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  4. Great way to start the day! The view of the sunrise behind the spectacular bridge is beautiful! Glad the Harris Sparrow made an appearance!

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