Alsea River Reflections

After some needed reflection at church, we came home to even more reflections.

What a beautiful day on the Alsea River!

alsea river
Weeds are pretty when properly placed

Blue sky and still waters on the Alsea today make for beautiful reflections.

slack tide on alsea river
Must be slack tide

Just a few of our fishing buddies swam by…

river otter on alsea river
Fish don’t grow on trees ya know!

A family of otters and a family of grebes caught crawdads and mudcats for dinner.

red-necked grebe
Red-necked Grebe?  No – Hooded Merganser female or juvenile

I thought we were watching some pied-billed grebes but the bill looks too long and thin.

My friend at the US Fish & Wildlife told me it’s a Hooded Merganser – either a female or juvenile.

I thought I could recognize those by now!  But it HAS been a while since I’ve seen one.  They don’t nest near here.

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