SNOW DAY ON THE OREGON COAST!
It doesn’t happen here often so we get really excited about it.
This is how I can tell it’s snowing. Our weather heron has snow all over him.
About 6 inches, I’m guessing?
We threw some seed where they could get to it without being shoulder-deep in the snow.
I’m just sorry I’m up the Alsea River, this year, and can’t get to the coast to see snow on the beach.
I’m glad I have an indoor job today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVEYV6xdStI
Winter is a great time for birding – especially if you live in a migratory pathway.
We get to see different birds in the winter than in the summer months. The scaups aren’t too common this far up the Alsea River. I’m not sure if these are the Greater or Lesser Scaups.
Common Mergansers aren’t as common as their name implies; at least on our section of the river. I love the stark, contrasting, colors on the male mergansers.
A Great Blue Heron was fishing out in front this morning. His Hooded Merganser friends did a drive-by to check out why he was there.
I snapped a couple photos through the window; knowing that the heron would quickly leave when I opened the window or door for a better shot.
By the liiiiiiiiight of the silvery mooooooooon….
I hear that song in my head every time I see the mallards feeding 🙂