Archive for the ‘wildlife’ Category

Western Grebe Preening

October 27, 2014

Birds are really peaceful to watch.  This Western Grebe was alone and just taking his/her time preening.

They can kinda make casting a challenge though.  You wouldn’t want to catch one.

alsea river western grebe

Western Grebes on the Alsea River

Stormy Day on the Alsea River

October 25, 2014

We had high wind warnings today.  No damage done here and electricity stayed on.  It was mostly gusty and rainy.

fall colors alsea river

Fall colors on the Alsea River

 I am grateful for a talented husband who built a cover over our deck!  I enjoyed the sound of the wind rushing across the hilltops through the trees and watching it ruffle the surface of the Alsea River.

king fishing the alsea

These are NOT fair-weather fisher-people

We did only see one boat on the river today though.

western grebe

A lone Western Grebe

This was the first time in a while that I’ve seen a Western Grebe here.

Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

The Pied-billed Grebe is becoming my favorite duck.  They are just so dang cute!  We’ve had 2 hanging around for the last several days.  They keep their distance from each other so sometimes I have to really watch to know whether there are 2 or just one.  I haven’t heard their call but I’ve read it is pretty loud.


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