I took Nala on a hiking/swimming tour of the Sandy River Delta. We were there at midday, so we missed the dawn chorus, but the common species were still active and vocal.
In the open brushy habitats, you can’t turn around without seeing a Lazuli Bunting.
It was nice to find a couple of native Red-legged Frogs. This species often succumbs to introduced American Bullfrogs.
Nala’s main interest in the trip was swimming. She swam in a vernal pool, the Sandy River, and the Columbia River.
During the long hot walk back toward the car, she needed to cool off in this convenient mud hole.