Evening along Cozine Creek
One of the best things about an evening walk in western Oregon at this time of the year is the near-certainty that you will get to enjoy the singing of multiple Swainson's Thrushes. Usually they are hidden in a thicket while they sing, but last evening this one had found a high stage for his performance, and we watched him as a silhouette against the cloudy sky.
But there were also many other sights and sounds around us. This Acorn Woodpecker was not willing to share his perch with a singing Black-headed Grosbeak, but the young deer seemed okay with us sharing his grassy meadow.