Baja birders in the land of The Oregon Coast

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.

Debbie n Germie

Debbie n Germie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Common Murres

Common Murres

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.

Common Murre

Common Murre

 

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!!!

 

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Wood Ducks

Wood Ducks

And here’s a Mallard male.  His honey is up in the nearby bushes sitting on their nest.

Mallard male

Mallard male

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.

 

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3 Responses to Baja birders in the land of The Oregon Coast

  1. Oly says:

    Thanks Mom!

  2. mom says:

    We do have beautiful birds here—–good thing we have two great photographers to show them to us.

  3. LottaTidbits says:

    It was a great time with Chris and Germie and to share with her the wonders of the birding world. Most likely, first time for her to see the Peregrine Falcon. Beautiful! It was just sitting there on an outcrop at the edge of the Pacific, looking at us. People were passing right underneath it and it would look down and wonder….what did it wonder? They were oblivious such a beautiful bird was 30 feet above.

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