Kingfisher Perch

There is an art sculpture at the river called “Kingfisher Perch” which was installed in 2016. Up until this past weekend, I had never seen a kingfisher perched on the sculpture. This one seemed to be enjoying the view.

Dark-Eyed Junco (Oregon)

Dark-Eyed Junco (Oregon). I learned something interesting today . . . in most places the dark-eyed junco is mostly gray. But in the western part of the country, they look like this. They are one of the most common birds in North America although here we see them mostly in the winter.