Nobody really wants to see pictures of the 100+ species I was able to photograph on the trip. So here are about 17. If you find one or two of special interest, just double click on the image.
This is the one image that is probably more properly considered Central Oregon (shot taken at a blind at Cabin Lake, a few miles north of Ft. Rock). Red Crossbill:
This pair of Burrowing Owl were just about a mile out of Hines
Seen near Burns was this pair of Sandhill Crane
The Eastern Kingbird was found on the Paiute Reservation out of Burns
Not the best picture in the world, but a new life bird for me was the Black-backed Woodpecker, seen at Idyewild Campground
The next two images were taken at Sagehen Rest Stop, west of Hines, the Mountain Bluebird and the Say’s Phoebe:
This Prairie Falcon was seen just a few yards from the wooden structure I posted yesterday
Seen not too far from Diamond was this cooperative Black-crowned Night-Heron
Headquarters for the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was where this gorgeous Rose-breasted Grosbeak was seen, along with the Black-chinned Hummingbird and the Townsend’s Warbler
Not far from the junction of the road to Headquarters off Hwy 205 was this delightful Black-throated Sparrow (I think this was just the second time I had seen one of these!)
These last four were found at various locations on the Refuge. In order, Trumpeter Swan, Wilson’s Phalarope, a pair of Willets making whoopie, and White-faced Ibis:
While a few of these birds can be seen locally, the bulk of them are not seen around Eugene with any great regularity, so it’s nice to share images of some birds not casually seen at home!