Smoke and Fire

As the third week of this project comes to a close, I'm proud to see we've added another 28 observations to project, bringing the total to 80. Still not a lot but I'll take whatever I can get. I've tried promoting this project to the "Birding Oregon" page on Facebook, we'll see if that effort worked. If you came to this project because of that promotion, thanks for your participation.

This week's spotlight observation is another osprey, this time photographed by @cgates326, how also had the spotlight two weeks ago. This species, often referred to as seahawks, is a strict fish-eating species, with 99% of their diet being fish. They also exhibit the exception ability to dive completely under and swim to grab its prey. If you wish to see one of these magnificent raptors, you need to do it soon, they'll be gone by late October. If you want to few the photo, see the following link:

What are your plans for the following week? I will admit, hawk watching was a bit scary the past couple of days. On Sunday, I took a trip to Bend and on my drive back home, the smoke from Snake River Complex Fire in Idaho (burning 105,000 acres at that time) made the sun blood red and the landscape a deep reddish tone. Luckily, a rainstorm came through yesterday and not only cleared out the smoke but provided water we've desperately needed in this drought. The next couple days may prove to be good.

Lähettänyt birdwhisperer birdwhisperer, 22. heinäkuuta 2021 05:00


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