Tag: Pileated Woodpecker

Shillapoo Part II

Early morning on the way to Shillapoo I noticed a large flock of Sandhill Cranes in a farm field. I stopped in the middle of the (low traffic, no shoulder) road to quickly capture the moment. “Often heard before seen,” these tall birds have a distinctive loud, resonant, “wooden-sounding bugle with rattling or rolling quality.”…

By Audrey February 18, 2015 0

Benson State Park

A woodpecker walks into a bar and asks: “Is the bar tender here?” Hah! The inspiration to find that joke came from an incidental bird sighting on Monday. Along with a team of 30+ people volunteering for the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership I spent the morning at Benson State Park in the Columbia Gorge planting…

By Audrey January 22, 2015 0