A beautiful wintery morning greeted eight of us this morning for the monthly Avimor Bird Walk. A couple of inches of snow had fallen during the night and the sun was shining. The white coating of snow brought a sense of peace and tranquilty that was very enjoyable. We observed 11 species total. Most surprising were the enormous quantities of Dark-eyed Juncos (Oregon race)...they were everywhere frolicking in the snow! A flock Pine Siskins was also an unexpected treat. We had a few great views of Ruby-crowned Kinglets, a cooperative Red-tailed Hawk, and cute Black-capped Chickadees.
Below are just a few of the amazing photos taken by Avimor Bird Walk guest, John Perry of Eagle, ID:
Black-capped Chickadee along Spring Valley Creek Trail
Hawthorne Berries and Snow
Grove of Trees along Spring Valley Creek Trail where the Juncos abounded. Magpie and Mule Deer (look closely)