September 23, 2014

Lookout Mountain- Hawk Watching

Lookout Mountain in Hood River County was a great hawk watching spot yesterday. We arrived around 11:30am and hiked up the short trail to the top. Over a few hours we saw 38 individual raptors and 26 species of birds.

A beautiful view of Mt. Hood from our stake out.

Lichens at 6500'.

A number of Ravens put on a good show and escorted raptors through the valley. They often alerted us to a new bird on the way.

We counted 11 Sharp-shinned Hawks.

By 3:30 clouds started moving in and the temperature dropped.

This little guy had quite the panoramic view from his hide-y hole.


  1. wonderful photos! looks amazing up there. is this one of those places you need a 4x4 to get to?

  2. Such a good idea- hawkwatching without the uncomfortable viewing of bait birds. I like it.

  3. Wonderful photos! Love the hawk shot and the Thrush!

  4. Excellent photos! I love all those lichens. :)

  5. Amazing nature shots I so so really enjoyed those just beautiful thank so much for sharing them! =0)

    Just Fluttering Around


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