Yesterday we took our friends Michael & Melisa with us on an Umpqua Valley Audubon Society birding trip. It was called the “Raptor Run” and was led by veteran birders Dale & Elva Paulson. We started at Fords Pond, and then went to Plat I Reservoir, and then multiple stops along North Bank Road. Jeanette, Buster, Melisa and Michael are shown here at Plat I Reservoir where Jeanette is probably pointing out the location of the two Bald Eagles we spotted here. As to raptors, for the day we spotted a total of 7 Bald Eagles, 8 Red-tailed Hawks, and one American Kestrel. In all we saw 31 different species of birds.