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Oregon Coast Wildlife

The Waldport Osprey chicks are growing fast.

osprey feeding chicks
Osprey brings home the bacon

These young male Mallards will be in full color before you know it.

Young male mallards getting their colors
Young male mallards getting their colors

Pileated Woodpecker finds some grub in the dead tree.

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker

I spotted the first elk calf of the season!!

elk calf
First elk calf of the season!

I love seeing the ducks with so many chicks.  I can’t imagine how the mom keeps up with them all.

Mallard hen with 11 chicks
Mallard hen with 11 chicks

Can you tell what kind of critter tracks these are in the next photo?

critter tracks
Critter tracks: otters and what else?

There were just otter tracks when I first looked.  But then I caught a second culprit.

beaver
Beaver going to get him a blackberry vine

I didn’t know beavers ate blackberry vines but that’s what it went up to get.  It brought it back down to the water’s edge to eat it.  Watch 2 beavers in this video:

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The kingfisher kids are learning how to fish.  Mom and Dad still bring them food though – so they can keep up their strength until they get better at it.

3 kingfishers
3 Kingfisher chicks waiting for breakfast

Pileated Woodpecker and Roosevelt Elk

I didn’t know that woodpeckers ate apples?

Pileated Woodpecker In Apple Tree
Pileated Woodpecker In Apple Tree

Between the birds, deer, raccoons and even bear, the competition is high for our apples.

We saw 2 other species of woodpeckers besides this Pileated while we were harvesting this day.

Apple Cider
Apple Cider

We got busy!  I love either hot apple cider or very cold over vanilla ice cream.  Ever tried an apple cider float?

Roosevelt Elk
Roosevelt Elk

Roosevelt Elk are one thing we haven’t seen in our yard eating our apples.

Aren’t their coats pretty this time of year?!

That light-colored bump on the top of the cow’s head is actually an elk on the hill behind her.