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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.

Diving Brown Pelicans

October 24, 2014

Some old friends are back on the Central Coast.

seagull

Well, the Seagulls never leave

But loons are not as common.  I’m not sure what kind of loon this is though.

loon - alsea bay waldport oregon

Weather Loon says it’s raining

Brown Pelicans are fun to watch as they dive so clumsily into the Alsea Bay.


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