|Walkway to our bungalow|
|My favorite spot - the pond|
This arched gate leads to a large lawn area complete with a gazebo.
I walked back to the farthest corner, where this MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER was singing in the brush.
BULLOCK'S ORIOLES, mostly brilliant orange males, are everywhere. This was my first peak at one of the noisy birds.
Working my way to the front, I found a pair of WESTERN KINGBIRDS building a nest - not sure about their choice of location, but it was fun to watch. I have a fun sequence of photos of her efforts.
A MOURNING DOVE perched nearby. Fun to see all the doves!
After breakfast, we drove to Agate Lake County Park. Our first impression was not so great, a few swallows and not much else - and the guy fishing on the shore with the unleashed Pit Bull (he kept telling the dog to "stay, stay, stay") made us nervous. But I had been reading about the area on the Birding Oregon Information website, so we hopped back in the car and drove to the other side. And it was awesome (continued on next blog - stay tuned!)