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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.

 

Snow Day on the Oregon Coast!

Blackberry Campground got a couple inches of snow today.

Stellar Jay In Snow
Stellar Jay In Snow
Towhee In Snow
Towhee In Snow

Tillicum Beach got hail and wind.  Look what the Area Manager found on the beach!

Black float found on Tillicum Beach
Windy Beachcombing

Beachcombing is a little cold but worth it!  (Sorry about the lack of focus.)

Snow in Tidewater
I’m declaring it a snow day!

We’re staying in Tidewater today.  I love the lack of responsibility of retirement!