Monday, January 10, 2022


 January 9th 2022 Randy and I took advantage of a beautiful day and went to Basket Slough National Wildlife refuge located down near Salem.  I had read about 3 eagles there!  Since we needed an escape, we took off to see wat we could see and enjoy fresh air as well as natural beauty. There were many varieties of ducks and geese there, as well as other birds.

Still a lot of fall colors around the area, too.
You can see great views of Mt. Hood from all over the refuge.
We saw a few white herons.
A few ducks we saw.
There were birds perched in the trees in the area but could not make out what kind they were.
I only have a 200 mm lens so not great for distant shots.
We even viewed the moon peeking down at us!
I wish I did have a much better lens to get better shots of the eagles!
But I did manage to get a few that I could share.
I got a shot of an American Kestrel white the setting sun coloring it a bit.
There were many redwing blackbirds, too, and I managed a couple shots. They 
sing such a great song.
I am pretty sure that this is a juvenile bald eagle. At least that is what Merlin bird ID says.
It had flown closer to us than the others.
It was so great to get out and feel renewed. I gets me so excited about being in natural areas and going to more. I am so eager for another escape!
I hope you enjoy the photographs and want to get out on your own!


  1. Rose you get the most beautiful shots of wildlife. Almost like they pose for you. Just beautiful. How nice you have such beautiful nature to explore around you. xoxo Kris

  2. What an eye and what patience you have to capture these fabulous photos. This looks like it was a great day full of wonder.
    Barb F.

  3. Wow! Beautiful images, Rose. So much snow here now there is no way to visit any of the parks or refuges. Enjoy it!!! xo Diana

  4. Wonderful photos, Rose!  What a beautiful day you had. Roxie

  5. It is always a thrill to see the birds.

  6. Love seeing the kestrel! I have never seen one in the wild! Jane

  7. Looks like such a pelace to unwind and see birds. Lovely shots! Anne

  8. Looks like a wonderful place to be! We have snow and not able to explore til it is gone! Jessica

  9. I am going to have to go see those eagles myself! Looks so great! Thanks for sharing! Paul

  10. What a beautiful day to have been out capturing your lovely photos!

  11. Hi Rose, this looks like a perfect place for day tripping. It is so great to get out in nature isn't it. A chance to recharge and be at peace. Thankyou so much for taking us along, and thank you for visiting my blog this week and your continued support and friendship across the ocean! Stay safe.

  12. It is so great that you and Randy got out to enjoy nature and each other. Candace