Recent birds.

Contrary to what you may think, it hasn't been all goshawks all the time lately.  Here are some other birds from the last couple weeks around town...

Red-breasted Nuthatch in the yard




 Cackling Goose party along Lower River Road, Vancouver



Canada vs. Cackling comparison, Vancouver (don't be fooled, the Canada:Cackling ratio was more like 20:5000)

A few good shrooms on an unbirdy hike on Wildcat Mountain:


Back to birds...

Common Merganser, Columbia River

Double-crested Cormorants, Columbia River

 Couple o' camouflaged creepers, Clackamette Park

 Herring Gull (I think *not*), Clackamette Park

And that's about it... Good times.

Comments

  1. Um, so it looks like you're in close proximity to an erupting volcano. Run!!!

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    1. Eh, it's all volcanoes around here... old news.

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  2. Great shot of the Nuthatch! And I love the mushrooms, great finds! Happy birding and have a great weekend!

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  3. Nice shrooms! I kept looking at the BRCR pick trying to see what bird was there, then finally read the caption. Such good camo.

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  4. Great shots. I love the fungi, some I've never seen.

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  5. Chantrelle! You pick it?

    That COME took me a second. Would make a good rorschach. Cool goose pics. That gull looks like an Olympic; Herring has a streakier head (instead of blotchy) and a finer bill.

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    1. I have zero mushroom confidence, need to work on that. Thanks for the gull ID- olympic was my initial impression, but then when I got closer I turned it into a herring. Damn.

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  6. I just found a mushroom guidebook among the old books at the project house...you got some good shots of them and the Geese n gulls!...uh Volcanoes?

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