Posted by: atowhee | July 6, 2017

SILVER FALLS GALLERY

To read about this visit to Silver Falls, click here for link.  Blog includes bird checklists.

BIRDS

Violet-green Swallows leave roof of toilet/shower building in campground:VGS-SFVGS-SF2VGS-SF3BHG-DUSK=BESTAbove: BH Grosbeak at dusk.  Below: waxwings at dawn.CWAX-ACWAX-CCWAX-CLRThe local entertainment and vigilante organizers:STJ PEEKSTJ BOLDSTJ BOLD2STJ IN GRASSSTJ PEEK2STJ PEEK3JAYHere we have baked jay as he perches in hot mid-day sun on a shingle roof, cooking the lice out of his feathers.JAY-BAKEJAY-TOOThe music of the Swainson’s Thrush was all around all day long…but the birds hid in the shade where they became part of the shadows…a good look is hard to find.THRUSH HIDDENTHRUSH HIDDEN2

Dipper in the stream:DPPR-SFALSAnother creek, another Dipper:DPPR IN STREEMRUHU MALERUHU MALE2Rufous Hummer above.  Song Sparrow below.SOSP FARSOSP NERraGet that itch…RBBN SCRTCHRBBN WEORMSRaven passing:rvn

OTHER ANIMALSANTHILLAnt hill above.  Townsend’s chipmunk, accusing me of trespassing.CHP FRONTALCHP-CCHPERFECTA shaded character if ever there were…IMG_0426CHIP FACEMy very best brush rabbit photo, at dawn…CTAIL GONEDouglas squirrel hurries up tree, morsel in maw.D-SQRLD-SQRL2Squirrel raids our outdoor commissary:DSQR;SQRL-BRED

FLORABERRYSalmonberry above, checkermallow below.CKRMALLOShowy Columbia lily showing off in sunlight:COLILIDAISYFIELDIMG_0618IMG_0622Lingering iris:IMG_0623Salal in bloom:salalFGLOV PURPIt seems about 95% of the feral foxgloves at Silver Falls are purplish, few are white.FGLOV WHITEIMG_0393You really have to look up to a mature Douglas fir.  This one;s at least eighty years old.  No needles until you get at least fifty feet above the earth.IMG_0427IMG_0468IMG_0474SKNK CABBSkunk cabbage above, wood sorrel below:SORREL

THE PLACEFORESTIMG_0355Eventide.IMG_0383IMG_0407IMG_0450IMG_0455IMG_0456IMG_0459IMG_0461IMG_0462IMG_0464IMG_0467IMG_0470IMG_0560IMG_0587

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  1. […] FOR GALLERY OF PHOTOS FROM THE STAY AT SILVER FALLS, CLICK HERE. […]

  2. Love those photos of the falls – you really caught the feel – gave me goosebumps! Lovely, all around.


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