Since I work a day job to support my birding habit, the majority of my week is spent indoors. But! That doesn’t mean I can’t go outside for breaks. There are a surprising number of feathered friends co-existing within the Portland urban paradise known as the Lloyd District.
This past week, during just two 30 minute walks, I counted 9 species, including, House Finch, Western Scrub-Jay, Anna’s Hummingbird, American Crow, Bushtit, Pine Siskin, American Robin, and a Black-capped Chickadee.
A Bald Eagle sighting surprised me as I watched it soar high above Holladay Park. There’s rumor of a pair of Red-tailed Hawks nesting nearby, and I hope to find them on a future walk.
These trips are also a great excuse to practice pushing buttons on my camera.
It’s fun to see the resident birds around me with fresh eyes. It would also be cool to add new-to-me species while strolling on a break as well. I’ll keep my eyes out!
Tweets and chirps,