March 4, 2014
Our beautiful Alllie
Alllie didn’t have a calf last year. I hope she will this year.
Match the Hatch
We took our lunch out to Canal Creek Group Campground today. It is only open for reservations from mid-May through Labor Day now. We walked in to look at the creek and eat lunch. Those little white moths are so fast that I’d never noticed they have a black pattern. This one was apparently just drying out his wings. I think the steelhead like them.
This knot looks like an eye on the picnic table. I can tell the ground is warming up because the grass is growing again. Everything is starting to green-up!
Salmonberry Blossoms in Canal Creek Campground
Even the Salmonberries are starting to bloom! Canal Creek Campground is full of berry bushes. Come hungry.
February 20, 2014
When the Alsea River is running fast and high the ducks rest in field puddles.
In addition to mallards we’ve seen mergansers and scaups. It’s not a very deep puddle. They are probably walking instead of paddling.
We’ve wondered if the diving ducks get their pointy bill stuck in the ground when they dive.
These heron are usually on dry ground in Lint Slough, in Waldport, Oregon. But with some good rains and high tides last week they were wading in the water.
Herons on Lint Slough
Some found a dry patch.
Great Blue Heron
Their colors seem more vibrant than usual. Maybe it’s their breeding plumage?
Heron showing his colors
One of my favorite workamping benefits is observing the local wildlife.