February 17, 2013

Tualatin River NWR

Blending in...

Like moving bark.

These sneaky little devils were in and out of the ferns and forest flora. So hard to catch in the open!

I got to Tualatin River NWR nice and early. I learned after last time to get there before the families with yelling, running kids come out for a Sunday walk. The place was really active with birds and there was a bit of sunshine. The best birding I've had a in a while, in fact.

Back at home I counted birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count. I was happy this Varied Thrush made an appearance for the count. A Steller's Jay was the other backyard highlight- an infrequent visitor.


  1. I love the Robin he is my fave He arrived here last Tuesday and he is a sign of spring for us here ! Your photos are fantastic ! Have a good evening !

  2. That eagle shot is rather epic with the fog!

  3. Headed there for next Sunday's field trip. Thanks for the scoop!

  4. There's been a varied thrush hanging out in northern OH this winter, which is atypical. I love your picture of that super pretty bird!


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