Right off the bat I heard a Bittern vocalizing. I parked and waited and scanned the grasses for a while with no luck. If you have never heard one before, it is quite a unique sound. As I was listening I decided it was kind of like the sound my plunger makes when I have to use it on the tub. Nice.
|Lots of Great Egrets were around.|
The field grasses are getting to so high it makes it hard to photograph birds in the wetlands.
|A White-breasted Nuthatch family made me really happy.|
|You can see this is a yonng one by the pink around the bill. |
As I watched, the young were foraging, but the parents were still feeding them some.
|Coot adult and offspring.|
|Ruddy Duck! Love that bill.|
|The yellow flowers and his yellow eye are pleasing to me.|
|Quite the tattered ears!|
|Near the freeway I caught a view of Mt. St. Helens with the sun still glowing on it.|
I went for a walk at Tualatin Hills Nature Park this morning, so next time I will post about that.