I have spent very little time outdoors this month, but here are a few nice birds from the past few weeks.
Posts Tagged ‘Northern Shrike’
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Posted in OR Birding Sites, reptiles & amphibians, seasonal movements, tagged Bald Eagle, Cackling Goose, Common Garter Snake, Fernhill Wetlands, Great Egret, Greater White-fronted Goose, Greater Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitcher, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Shrike on November 4, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Things are hopping at Fernhill Wetlands, with rising water levels, an influx of several thousand geese and other waterfowl, and a few other goodies.
A small flock of Greater White-fronted Geese were hanging out with the Mallards in Dabblers Marsh.
The resident Bald Eagles were sitting around looking majestic. I watched one carrying a stick to add to their nest.
I saw three Common Garter Snakes on this trip, including one very young newborn about the width of a linguine. The colorful individual in this photo was about 20 inches long. Note the large laceration on his neck, presumably from a predator. Despite the severity of the wound, the snake was not bleeding and he crawled away after this photo was taken, so I am hopeful he will recover.