Posted by: atowhee | July 16, 2021

BIRDING FROM ABOVE

An early afternoon stop at Salem Riverfront Park resulted in my walking onto the arched bridge over Willamette Slough. From there I looked down on several birds, not a usual experience for a mammal less than ten feet tall. Most interesting was to stand directly over a Green Heron fishing along the edge of one fishy pool. Only the crows were higher in elevation than I was.

The surface of the quiet pools roiled with fish activity…until this heron approached then the fish went into deeper water and the pool’s surface reflected sunlight like a placid pool is supposed to.

NOTHING BETTER THAN A REFRESHING BATH IN THE BRIGHT SUN

Salem Riverfront Park, Marion, Oregon, US
Jul 16, 2021
10 species

Mallard  2
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Green Heron  2
American Crow  4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  1
American Robin  1
American Goldfinch  6
Song Sparrow  5
Brewer’s Blackbird  1


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