Winter is setting in.

With the onset of cooler temperatures and short days, a birder’s attentions are drawn to the avian stars of the Willamette Valley in winter, waterfowl and gulls. Yes, there are sparrows about, and the American Goldfinches are emptying my feeders on a daily basis. But I really enjoy the cacophony of a few thousand Cackling Geese and the challenging genetic soup that makes up the gulls of the West Coast.

American and Eurasian Wigeons

Cackling Geese

Thayer’s Gull

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One Response to Winter is setting in.

  1. Michele says:

    John: Love the site…you will be able to do a lot with the format. Good for you!

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