June 03, 2012

Sandy River Delta

I was worried when I arrived at Sandy River Delta this morning. The lot was full of cars and I know this is an off leash dog park. Fortunately, the park is big and I didn't encounter very many people. It was very bird-y and I was happy to see some of the birds I had hoped for.

This was what I was wanting to see.
A gorgeous Lazuli Bunting male.

But this guy stole the show for me.

Bullock's Oriole

I think this is a Common Yellowthroat female?

I have never heard so many 'fitz bew's before!
Willow Flycatchers were perched all over the place.

Lupine and Wild Roses - a pleasing combo.


Afterwards, I drove over to Steigerwald NWR. I'll post some photos of that next time.


  1. GReat!!! Looking forward to my trip there the 17th and perhaps ours next Monday?!?

  2. Looks like such a lovely place to walk . Beautiful photos . Have a good day !

  3. What a great place for birding, I love the Lazuli Bunting and the flowers are gorgeous. I hope to visit this spot in July during my trip, can you keep the Lazuli Bunting there for me please? Wonderful photos and post. Happy birding!

  4. Glad you had a successful trip there! It's funny how you can see a million cars when you get there, but then see only a few people on the trails. Awesome oriole shots!


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