Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish the elk cows from the young bulls who haven’t started growing their antlers yet.
But until a couple days ago we’d only seen about a third this many elk since they took off to have their calves.
But there’s Alllie – my A-3 tagged cow. She had a calf last year so I’m betting she has one this year too. They are really skittish of me because I am on foot. The calves aren’t with them but they aren’t far from the trees. I’m sure the calves are well hidden and safe and we’ll get to see them in a week or two. I can hardly wait!
A tell-tale sign that there’s a whale, is a group of people parked on the side of Hwy 101, with cameras trained on the ocean close to shore.
There were two whales feeding just north of Devil’s Churn, just south of Yachats.
We watched them for about 10 minutes and then had to get going.