I stepped out into the fog earlier this week with my camera – ready to capture what I could see in the misty soup. I saw the usual suspects, with the bird of the day being a Savannah Sparrow. Joey and I walked along the Multnomah Channel in the morning, about a mile from the marina where I reside. It was a quick trip, there and back on Tuesday.
This morning, Friday, we went over to what is commonly called Scappoose Bottoms – a paved road/trail by the airport here. I believe it to be one of the better birding hotspots in the state – and only a couple of miles from me. Here I saw 36 species of birds – which included new ones for the year: Rough-legged Hawk, Fox Sparrow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and a very cute Chestnut-backed Chickadee. My camera battery died right after I arrived, but I did get some shots of the hawks and a few ducks. Here it is January 9, 2015, and I’m at 52 species for the year. It’s a good start.