We look forward to spending some time in Oregon and seeing our friends and family. Here is our super-friend, Germie. Debbie and Germ (nickname just between the two of them) go all the way back to their early school years. Just look and you can imagine the “bond” between the two.
This shot was taken near Bandon’s south jetty. The scenery is beautiful and we spotted colonies of Common Murres on the sea-stacks. They spend parts of the winter here and head north to Alaska to breed in summer.
This is what they look like close-up. Very fast flyers. I tried all morning to catch a photo of one flying with no luck. Too far away and too fast at that distance.
Debbie got wind of a Peregrine Falcon being spotted a mile or so down the beach. I hadn’t heard a word about this bird sighting but when I saw her and Germie running down the beach at break-neck speed, I figured something must be up. Their efforts paid off, check out this pic! WoW!!!
On the way back to the jeep Debbie is at it again with this great photo of a White-crowned Sparrow. Our little song birds are starting to arrive from their winter migrations.
Now we are back at the house. Our home here is on a pond and we are so pleased to see the ducks have arrived We put up nest boxes for the Wood Ducks 15 or 20 years ago so where we used to have a duck or two, now we have ducks all over the place. Thats a good thing.
And here’s a Mallard male. His honey is up in the nearby bushes sitting on their nest.
Well, the sun has come out so I’m going out to play birder. Have a great day and …..Happy birding from Chris and Debbie. Don’t forget to like us, it helps us.