Salem Lake birding

We had a very nice weather day yesterday, so Princess Gail and I went out with our local birding group to Salem Lake. We had a pretty good couple of hours. We spotted American Goldfinch, Canada Goose, Dark-eyed Junco, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Great Blue Heron, Pied-billed Grebe, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Ruddy Duck, Tufted Titmouse, Turkey Vulture, and Yellow-rumped Warbler. Here are a couple of the better shots of the day. The always cool Downy Woodpecker:

And a couple of shots of the Golden-crowned Kinglet:

10 thoughts on “Salem Lake birding”

    1. Gail and I are knowledgable amateurs. More than anything we just like to be outside, and birding gives us a "mission." We belong to the local Audubon group. If you ever met people in a birding group you'd be awed about what they know. It's fun hanging out with them because we always learn something. 🙂

  1. Wow you got some really great shots. How fun. I've never done this, but I love birds. I'm a terrible photographer though.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug to you both. 🙂

    1. But Z loves to take pictures!
      In our house, Gail is the primary bird lover and I'm the primary photographer, though we have each learned to cross over.

    1. Yeah, the Kinglets are cute: small, always active, nice colors, and nice songs.
      I'm sure you've seen just about everything outdoorsy! 😉

    1. Thanks, AngelBaby! It's been a long time! Hope all's well with you!
      Thanks for stopping by! I'll swing over to your place.

  2. Oh, they are as precious as can be, aren't they? I'm amazed by you and Gale and your vast knowledge of birds. I'm still a beginner but I love them none the less.

    Thanks for the beautiful photos! : )

    1. Thanks, Linda!
      But LOL about the vast knowledge! We are interested observers and hobbyists, but there is nothing like hanging out with REAL birders to remind us how little we actually know.

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