While the bird diversity has thinned out considerably in the past couple of weeks, I had some nice views of the summer residents at Tualatin River NWR. The resident Bald Eagles still have one youngster in the nest. He is expected to fledge any day now.
One of the parents was hanging out near the refuge headquarters, looking all regal.
This Common Yellowthroat was frequently seen carrying food, indicating he had a nest nearby.
Mourning Dove, feeding on the gravel road.
I think the blue eye shadow makes her look a little trashy.
Savannah Sparrows are common in the open habitats here.
Brush Rabbit. The tattered ear suggests that he has had a close escape or two.
This Townsend’s Chipmunk was eating grass seeds.
I saw two Rough-skinned Newts crossing the road. One of the most poisonous animals known to science, this species exudes equal amounts of toxins and cuteness.