My 'Birds of Oregon' book says of the Anna's Hummingbird, "locally common summer resident and breeding winter resident along the coast and in western interior valleys. It sure would be fun to see a hummingbird nest (without disturbing it, of course)! I caught this little beauty at our hummingbird feeder through a sliding glass door. It is one of my few hummingbird photos, so it's so nice to get so early in 2016! It's true that it might appear over-saturated, but it was colorful. Yet, I do hope to improve my technique with future visitors.
A Bit of Snow on Drury Butte
According to the topography maps I checked this could be Drury Butte, located to the north of the east end of Springfield. This is the beginning of the foothills of the Cascades. I thought it made a pretty scene, no matter what butte it is.
Start the Year Off on the Right Foot!
Well, in this case the left foot. No wait, it is standing on the right foot! :) Anyway, I thought this image of a Great Blue Heron in mid-step would be a fitting shot for today. It was a very cold walk at Alton Baker Park, the temperature down in the mid-twenties this morning. (Cold for us!)