A small bird day
Even though today was clear and sunny, at first glance there seemed to be very little bird activity where I went walking near the Willamette River. There were a few large birds around (Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Canada Geese, Great Horned Owl), but I focused on the little guys. Down in the thickets and among the dense evergreen branches the Kinglets, Chickadees, Wrens, Creepers, Bushtits, Sparrows, etc., were busy but quiet. I spent a lot of time just standing still trying to see what they were doing in there and listening to the subdued conversations.