Lloyd Lunch Walks

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.

Female House Finch

Female House Finch

Male House Finch

Male House Finch

Well, it is lunch time

Well, it is lunch time

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna’s Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna’s Hummingbird

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay with a peanut

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

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,

Audrey

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