01 de abril de 2020

Winter/spring 2020

Its been an interesting year so far. Ive done some exploring and found some nice finds. My favorite subject has been a great horned owl pair with their nestling. I have also been delighted by the swooping swallows that have been returning these past few weeks.

Publicado em 01 de abril de 2020, 10:14 PM por chrisleearm chrisleearm | 4 observações | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

27 de dezembro de 2019

White Throated Sparrow

I saw a pair of them yesterday on Sauvie Island along rentanear rd. But they did not wanted to be photographed, so I came back empty handed. But it was an overall birdy day yesterday, as my mother and I birded the eastern side along reeder rd.

Publicado em 27 de dezembro de 2019, 04:12 PM por chrisleearm chrisleearm | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

13 de dezembro de 2019

Townsend’s Warbler

After looking for one over the last couple of months, I finally successfully found and photographed one. I saw two different ones last year, but did not photograph either at the time.

Publicado em 13 de dezembro de 2019, 09:08 PM por chrisleearm chrisleearm | 1 observação | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

23 de novembro de 2019

Emperor Goose

After having no luck in the past, I went out to Sauvie Island to look for the Emperor Goose that has been there the last couple of weeks. After about an hour of searching and encountering others birders, I was alerted to its prescence. After racing there and looking for it for a half hour with other birders, we finally found it again. Such a great sight!

Publicado em 23 de novembro de 2019, 08:15 PM por chrisleearm chrisleearm | 1 observação | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

17 de novembro de 2019

Beaverton Birds

Went birding in local park known as Commonwealth lake, amd then the adjacent park Foothills Park. Between the two of them I got 25 or so species. But the best ones were, Merlin perched on a conifer, and moving adound the back end of Commonwealth Lake. A mixed flock of kinglets, chickadees, nuthatches, and busthtits foraging in a section of trees at Foothills park. A lone Hermit Thrush in a tree at Foothills Park. A Brown Creeper among the mixed flock, working tree trunks. And Finally a Fox Sparrow, seen in the top of a bush. The Hermit Thrush was a new bird for that county for me.

Publicado em 17 de novembro de 2019, 01:01 AM por chrisleearm chrisleearm | 3 observações | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

29 de agosto de 2019

Barred owl

Today I went looking for shorebirds or any lingering warblers at Commonwealth Lake Park. Within a few minutes I got a Yellow Warbler, but nothing else out of the ordinary for the next hour or so. As I was headed back the way I had come, I ran into a group of photographers I knew. Low and behold they were observing a Barred Owl that was roosting in a tree. Such an amazing chance to watch this creature rest.

Publicado em 29 de agosto de 2019, 04:40 AM por chrisleearm chrisleearm | 1 observação | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

19 de agosto de 2019


Saturday, August 17 I saw a Bobcat up where I work in Washington Park, Portland. Such an amazing encounter. I did not even think they could be around but then it was there.

Publicado em 19 de agosto de 2019, 04:47 PM por chrisleearm chrisleearm | 1 observação | 1 comentário | Deixar um comentário

16 de agosto de 2019

Snowy Egret

Yesterday I went out to Smith and Bybee lakes in North Portland, to find a Snowy Egret that had been reported multiple times in recent weeks. After some searching I managed to find it amonst a group of Great Egrets. The black bill and smaller size made it easy to identify.

Publicado em 16 de agosto de 2019, 04:33 PM por chrisleearm chrisleearm | 2 comentários | Deixar um comentário

14 de agosto de 2019

Brding adventures 8/12/19

I birded Commonwealth Lake Park and Cedar Mill Wetlands yesterday August 12. Highlights were the pair of Black throated Grey Warblers, along with the resident Green Herons and a juvenile Virginia Rail calling, along with some Western wood pewees at Cedar Mill Wetlands. No shorebirds at either location that I could see. Ebird checklists below.



Publicado em 14 de agosto de 2019, 12:50 AM por chrisleearm chrisleearm | 2 observações | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário