Cold, cold birds.

The Pacific Northwest is in the middle of a rather uncommon cold snap.  We haven't warmed above freezing in a few days (since Thursday maybe?) which is pretty wild here.  Of course my New England blood kind of loves it, and since it hasn't been raining I have been able to get out quite a bit.  Here is some evidence of such...

Pacific Wren, Marine Park, Vancouver


Buddies: Common Goldeneye & Horned Grebe, Marine Park

Barrow's Goldeneye, Marine Park

Crap photo of a river otter, Marine Park


Frozen Force Lake



Pileated Woodpecker, Force Lake


 Goose wanderings, Smith Lake


Smith Lake


Train-hoppin Junco, Smith & Bybee


Greater White-fronted & Canada Geese, Smith Lake


Double-crested Cormorants, Kelley Point Park

Fun fact:  the sand at Kelley Point Park was frozen and smashing it was rather enjoyable.

                      15 degree dog walk along the Columbia River

From yesterday's freezing waterfall tour in the gorge...









                      Too many people, too little nature


                         Frozen Fox Sparrow

Good times!!