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Backyard Birds

As usual, I could hear this little woodpecker before I saw him.

Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker

He didn’t mind the Stellar Jay calling and landing all around him.

Hairy Woodpecker
Same Hairy Woodpecker

He just went about his business.

Rufous-sided Towhee
Rufous-sided Towhee

The Rufous-sided Towhee was more skittish.  He landed on the bird feeder while I was on the deck with the camera.  I tried to sneak a shot through the railing being careful not to let him see me move the camera into position.  They are so quick that I had never seen their red eyes until now.  Adults have red eyes.

 

Hairy Jaws

I just wanted a catchy title…but it IS actually related to my topic(s)…no it’s not about my hubby 🙂

This little hairy woodpecker was calling me for his photo session this afternoon.

Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy the Woodpecker

I know he’s not hairy, that’s his name.

The holiday weekend brought lots of fishermen to Alsea Bay.  The ones who didn’t go back to school are still here today.

Fishing for Chinook - Alsea Bay
Fishing for Chinook

I don’t think a Chinook can get through this maze of fishermen!

Fishermen in the Jaws of Alsea Bay
Fishermen in the Jaws of Alsea Bay

I think what people refer to as “the jaws” is the narrow, choppy, area that transitions between the Alsea Bay and the ocean.  It’s pretty tricky to navigate and is not recommended.  It doesn’t look like these guys are in the dangerous part.