Tag Archives: OR

Cooper’s Hawk at the Feeders

We had a Cooper’s Hawk last fall and winter that was very good at ambushing birds at our feeders.  It seemed to show up on the rainiest, most miserable weather days.  It usually looked so bedraggled and wet that I felt sorry for … Continue reading

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Surprise in the Mail

Look at this beauty who was hammering away at the pine tree right next to our mailbox yesterday. She was only about six feet up in the tree and as you can see from the next photo, really close to … Continue reading

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Personal Hummer Feeders

My husband was feeling creative last week and made some small, personal hummer feeders for the three or four hummingbirds who call our yard their home. The finished product is constructed from some old silk flowers we recycled from a … Continue reading

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Lostine

Some images from a day spent at a cabin in the woods between Wallowa and Lostine, Oregon.  Thanks Ben, Patti and Karen. The little one-room cabin in the woods. The view of the creek from the front porch. Charlie moves … Continue reading

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Ben’s Place

We’re spending a few days in a special place, a cabin in the woods near Lostine, Oregon.  The cabin is owned by a family friend who passed away a few years ago.  Being here brings back memories of Ben. There’s … Continue reading

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Killdeer

I was excited earlier this spring to read and view pictures from a few local bloggers I enjoy of Killdeer and their young at Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge.  Since I don’t seem to get up to Ridgefield more than once or twice a … Continue reading

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Swift Swifts

Last night, we had some Vaux’s Swifts spend some time in the field just beyond our home. My goodness, these are fast birds.  Did Swifts earn their name from their fast flight?  We couldn’t keep up with them as they … Continue reading

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When You Least Expect It

When we come to the beach for a few days, I generally have just two things on my list of things to do. Look for agates and eat copious amount of clam chowder and garlic bread from Mo’s. This is … Continue reading

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Family First

Both my husband and I have family in the Redmond, Oregon area in central Oregon. We have been looking forward to a mini-family reunion there for about six months.  Unfortunately, what was supposed to be a five-day getaway was cut short due to … Continue reading

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Butterfly on Lichen

We watched this gorgeous butterfly flutter past us as we walked a trail at Cooper Mountain Nature Park.  It seemed to purposefully land on the lichen in the photo and had alit several times on other pieces of lichen before settling on … Continue reading

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