Some weeks seem longer than others, and this one seemed exceptionally long. So to celebrate the end, we went for a short hike around a (very dry) Canemah this evening.

I saw this unusual fledgling sparrow.

youngbirdI spied a kestrel sitting in a tree next to a goldfinch.

twobirdsThe madronas have had their bark sunburned off and are now nearly white.

madronaandmoonAnd as I left I saw a lovely young doe (reports are she has two fawns, but they must have been resting nearby) having a little snack of blackberries.