Friday, April 18, 2008

Ospreys in the Gorge

These ospreys were very intently watching two turkey vultures. You can barely see the vultures in the second picture.
This was from our gorge trip last weekend. I was supposed to be getting photos of the geology in the area from Troutdale to the Dalles and back on the Washington side. I thought these birds would make a nice addition to my paper.

Friday, April 11, 2008


This Egret was another one we saw at the Ridgefield refuge. I may have to back there again!

Terrie - the Heron

This cute Great Blue Heron was hanging out with the ducks in our pond in the backyard. His nicknamne is Terrie, since he is so prehistoric looking. I am still amazed everytime I see how large the wingspan is when he flys. The wingspan can be a great as 72" (6 feet).