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Jun 15

Birding at the beach

I don’t get down to the beach to visit  my parents as much as I probably should, but this weekend I made my way down for a quick visit. The Audubon Society of Lincoln City was offering their monthly Saturday morning walk and Mom and I decided to spend the morning birding.

The group went to two restoration areas at Tamara Quay and Pixieland Restoration Site on the Salmon River.

The last time I went birding with this group was in November and on that day I saw many birds as well as river otter. I was blown away by the group leaders.

On this trip I was again amazed by the group leaders, but we didn’t see as many birds… but we could sure hear them, and the leaders helped us with ID.

Here are a few birds we did see. Additionally, we saw (but I didn’t get good pictures of): Rufous Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Yellow Warbler, Warbling Vireo.

After this trip, Mom and I went home to check on Dad and make lunch. When he took a little nap, Mom and I headed to Salishan for a little more bird viewing.

This time we took Finn, who as always seemed to enjoy himself. On our way back to the car, we did a little window shopping through the Salishan Marketplace, but mostly we just enjoyed their flowers.

It was a great day. We got some strawberries in Otis and had strawberry shortcake for dessert. I only wish Dad could still participate and that I could get down to see them more often.

2 comments

  1. Marty

    Beautiful! I think you and Kamran and I should go on a birding walk together sometime. I think we could learn a lot from you! The flowers at Salishan are amazing, aren’t they?

    1. Tara

      Marty – name the time and place and I’ll be there. Yes, Salishan is great. To make it more perfect, there is a yarn store there now too!

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