|Tree Swallow, Columbia Slough|
|Northern Rough-winged Swallow, 162nd Ave Water Quality Facility|
|American Kestrel, Columbia Slough|
|Rufous Hummingbird and that stupid twig, Mason Wetlands|
|Osprey flaunting its recent catch, 162nd Ave Water Quality Facility|
|Western Tanager, Timber Park|
|Black-throated Gray Warbler, Timber Park|
From Estacada we headed east along the Clackamas River...
Mostly I explored various forest roads including 57, 58, 5810, 5830, and probably others I am forgetting. One of them, 58 I think, turned too snowy for me to navigate but the rest were fine.
|Hermit Warbler, NF-5830|
A couple of Sooty Grouses were hooting in stereo there. On my way back down I noticed a grouse on the side of the road just standing there. Unfortunately before I could even refind the bird after stopping, I saw it fly off...
|Best grouse photo ever.|
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