Is it Male or Female?

“Can you tell whether a Starling is male or female? They look very much alike to me. Erica and I were sitting in our favorite birdwatching perch, the upstairs bay window, currently watching the antics of Starlings. “Why do you want to know the difference? “The best strategy for getting …

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Wolf !!

                                  “Wolf!, ” howled Marvin. He said at the moment he couldn’t think of the word “Eagle” but he wanted to say something that would get my attention. “Wolf!” worked for me. A wolf …

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Mystery Sound

A golden bodied bird with black and white wings and a florescent scarlet head flew up from beside the road and perched on the branch of a small tree, daring me to take its picture before it flew away. My camera was ready, lying in my lap, and the driver’s …

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Singing on Dalles Mountain

The male western meadowlarks were singing on Dalles Mountain and I intended to record their song. The day was sunny but a little windy for optimal recording conditions. The birds were popping up from ground cover and landing on fence posts or barbed wire and giving poses that were impossible …

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Lolo Pass

The Oregon version of Lolo Pass offers some gorgeous views of Mount Hood. We are looking at the west face of the mountain from about six miles from the peak, almost close enough to reach out and touch.  To find the Lolo Pass road take Highway 26 east from Portland. …

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