The wildlife parade began on Monday and has lasted all week!
In addition to the elk herd, at least 2 families of otters are coming by everyday. Here’s a favorite video of the otters. You may want to click on YouTube (bottom, right) for better viewing.
This evening we had a special visitor that we don’t see very often. 4 Great White Egret fished for a while and then roosted in a nearby tree.
They just look like a white version of the Great Blue Heron.
They are graceful birds.
The Waldport Osprey chicks are growing fast.
These young male Mallards will be in full color before you know it.
Pileated Woodpecker finds some grub in the dead tree.
I spotted the 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.
Can you tell what kind of critter tracks these are in the next photo?
There were just otter tracks when I first looked. But then I caught a second culprit.
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:
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.