Sunday, June 07, 2009

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.

Acorn Woodpecker

Black-tailed Deer


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