Storm-birds in Lincoln Co (10/26/2014)

A Boiler Bay seawatch yielded large numbers of birds during the 3 hours of my vigil. Many, many Cassin’s Auklets were a special treat. 2 Sabine’s Gulls, 8 Black-legged Kittiwakes, many Northern Fulmars, a single Pink-footed Shearwater, also many Red Phalaropes and 2 Parasitic Jaegers was my tally. Certainly a fraction of what the experts saw. Seabirds are not my strength …


In Newport near/at the gull puddles, there were 3 Cassin’s Auklets and a Red Phalarope. Another Red Phalarope was seen at the parking lot of the Hatfield MSC parking lot. Aaron Skirvin and I re-found the Tropical Kingbird along SW12th St (44.625740, -124.058842).



Those silly youngsters … (Hillsboro, OR, 10/19/14)

On Sunday, 10/19/2014, these young Barn Owl were perched eye-level on a small ledge, smack out in the open, at the Intel Jones Farm campus. They are a little smarter on work days and blend in nicely with the foliage (well, not for much longer …).


But wait, this doesn’t quite make sense! Why are there 3 feet?!?