Saturday, January 31, 2009

A small bird day

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Black-capped Chickadee

Bewick's Wren

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.


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