Monday, December 14, 2009

Afield In Oregon

I thought I'd take a break from the usual (and sometimes repetitive and boring) yard photos and share some of the photos that I've taken around the state over the past two years. After assembling these photos, two things became apparent to me: (1) I don't get out nearly enough and (2) I really need a 500 mm lens (donations gladly accepted!). Some of these photos turned out well and others... meh, not so well. But for better or worse, here they are...


Brandt's Cormorants, Lane County Coast


Wood Duck, Drake Park, Bend


Bufflehead, Waldo Lake, Lane County


Cooper's Hawk, Mt. Hood


California Quail, Mt. Hood


Killdeer, Secret House Winery, Veneta


Spotted Sandpiper (juvenile), Waldo Lake, Lane County


Dunlin, Lane County Coast


Rufous Hummingbird, Secret House Winery, Veneta


White-headed Woodpecker, Cold Springs Campground, Deschutes County


Western Wood-Pewee, Cold Springs Campground, Deschutes County


Cassin's Vireo, Cold Springs Campground, Deschutes County


Clark's Nutcracker, Crater Lake National Park


Common Raven, McKenzie Pass, Linn County


Tree Swallow, Secret House Winery, Veneta


Mountain Chickadee, Cold Springs Campground, Deschutes County


Chestnut-backed Chickadee (fledgling), Lane County Coast


White-breasted Nuthatch, Cold Springs Campground, Deschutes County


Marsh Wren, Fern Ridge Reservoir, Lane County


Mountain Bluebird, Waldo Lake, Lane County


Yellow-rumped Warbler, Cold Springs Campground, Deschutes County


Townsend's Warbler, Cold Springs Campground, Deschutes County


Wilson's Warbler, Cold Springs Campground, Deschutes County


Western Tanager, Cold Springs Campground, Deschutes County


Green-tailed Towhee, Cold Springs Campground, Deschutes County


Spotted Towhee, Mt. Pisgah, Springfield


Chipping Sparrow, Cold Springs Campground, Deschutes County


Fox Sparrow, Cold Springs Campground, Deschutes County


Song Sparrow, Mt. Pisgah, Springfield


Golden-crowned Sparrow, Mt. Hood


Black-headed Grosbeak, Calliope Crossing, near Sisters


Red Crossbill, McKenzie Pass, Linn County


Evening Grosbeak, Secret House Winery, Veneta

4 comments:

Tari said...

Fabulous pictures! Thanks for sharing them. We are new to the area, and delighted to find so many new birds to discover.

I stumbled onto your blog while trying to locate a wild bird store in Eugene. We would like to purchase some feeders and feed. Do you have any store recommendations?

BJG said...

Tari,

Thank you for the kind words.

I purchase my feeders and about half of my seed at the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Corvallis. Their feeders are pricey, but they're quality (their seed is competitively priced.) If you're looking for a better in-town option, the Jerry's off of River Road has a decent selection of feeders and seed. Gray's Garden center also has a decent selection of seed and feeders. I recall Johnson Brother's Greenhouse (in Coburg) having some feeders. The Home Depot and Wal-Mart stores off of Beltline (north side) carry seed, although their inventory isn't always kept up. I hope this helps.

BJG said...

Sorry, the Jerry's is off of Hwy. 99, not River Rd.

Tari said...

Thanks so much for your advice. Sounds like a road trip to Corvallis is in our future.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!