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Hip Waders

November 16, 2014

Great Blue Heron are born with permanent hip boots.  How would it be to walk without feeling your legs or feet?  I wonder if they feel but just don’t feel temperature?  I’ll have to learn Heron so I can ask one.

great blue heron in alsea river

Great Blue Heron

They are such graceful birds; moving slowly, waiting patiently for their prey.

great blue heron in alsea river

If there’s nothing here, he’ll just move on.

The chicks are raised and gone.  Keeping up their health and strength is their sole purpose in life this time of year.  Well, that and to provide beauty for humans.  I doubt he/she is even aware of that purpose.  Otherwise I’d be able to get closer with my camera….and practice my heronish

Breakfast with the Otters

November 15, 2014

It is a frosty 30 degrees here in Tidewater, OR, this morning!  I am SO grateful for a warm and dry place to live.

These photos were taken near Blackberry Campground on the Alsea River, Oregon.

alsea river otter eating

Not catch-n-release

I wonder if otters, or any wildlife for that matter, ever shiver?

2 otters eating salmon on riverbank

Focused on their breakfast

There were at least 5 river otters in this group.  Just a little bit of mist is coming off the river.

Don’t you just love outdoor breakfasts on the river!

5 otters eating salmon on alsea river

Everybody’s happy

I’m assuming they are eating small salmon.  The color of the flesh is bright orange as you’ll be able to see in the video below.


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