Posted by: atowhee | April 28, 2016


I’ve gotten to bird in northern Scotland (almost redundant) and Lake Itasca in Minnesota so I am familiar with breeding plumage loons…but not so much here in southern Oregon.  On Hyatt Lake today not far from Ashland, this beauty:COLO-CLSW (1280x960)That blur is one of the many Cliff Swallows nesting on a concrete structure near the reservoir’s dam. COLO-PERFCT (1280x960) COLO-PREEN (1280x960)Emigrant Lake, my first gopher snake of spring, a short <two feet.GPHR SNAK (1280x960)

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