A male Rufous hummingbird finally found our feeder today. He guards it ruthlessly.
Rufous hummers are very territorial. He is chasing off 5 or 6 other hummers.
Everybody likes the salmonberries – especially the Robins
The crawdad is almost the bottom of the food chain around here. They are the scavengers who feed on dead fish flesh. The diving ducks eat the crawdads – unless we eat them first.
The mallards are enjoying all the fresh green moss growing on the river bottom and banks of the Alsea.
The new growth of spring is such a vibrant green!