Posted by: atowhee | June 16, 2022


Emergent vegetation was emerged and merged with shoreline cattails, etc.

With vegetation so dense and such good cover, there bwere few visible birds beyond the show-off red-wings and the nonchalant starlings. There was this guy:

Lack of open water meant even the swallow count was minimal.

In our Salem neighborhood the cottonwood fall-out was intense this afternoon–air looked like the aftermath of a cosmic pillow fight…but cotton instead of feathers. Trying to get all those seeds floated this spring, as summer is comin’ in. Our longest day is Tuesday. Solstice zset to take place, again this year.

All the birds above have been in our garden…except the Bewick’s Wren in motion. He was at Deepwood.

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