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.
Monday, January 10, 2022
BASKET SLOUGH NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
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.
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!
Posted by Rose L