Semipalmated Plovers are nice too...
I ran into a Hillsboro birder, Nels Nelson, while walking the loop and we birded together for a bit. We both enjoyed watching the American White Pelicans that have shown up at the wetlands.
Saturday afternoon involved some estate sales where I acquired a new yard buddy:
I found a couple of cool feathers on the trail...
The dogs did not care that the birding was slow.
After the wetlands we stopped at the Whiskey Creek Fish Hatchery to eat lunch and toss cat food to some rainbow trout.
Other stops included an abandoned house that surprisingly had no animals inside and the Tillamook Forest Center, a place I definitely want to explore more.
This afternoon I spent some time preparing for my first pelagic trip coming up soon. My attention span for studying is pretty short but I managed to do the nerdiest thing I've done in awhile:
I seriously made flash cards. Oh boy. Now if someone will just tell me how you pronounce "jaeger" I will be feeling better about this trip. Good times.