Saturday, March 31, 2012

Joy in Elkton!

Today it was easy to find joy in living, the sun was out, the birds were singing, and we got to stretch our legs and get back to birding. We took our usual walk thru town, along the Umpqua River, out to the Elkton Community Education Center and back.  We were reminded once again how fortunate we are to live in Elkton, tucked in along Elk Creek and the Umpqua River, protected from the winds that we had been experiencing for the last three days on the Oregon Coast. The birds even seemed to be in a good mood, allowing me several good opportunities to take photos, like for example this photo of a Spotted Towhee singing his heart out.    


  1. Pretty little bird. Once again you have helped us I.D. a bird. We had one of these guys taking a break from the rain showers in one of our greenhouses yesterday. I suspect he may have been scouting safe nesting sight as well. Thanks!

  2. Quite a contrast to your coastal experience! Robin

  3. Glad that you are enjoying home. I am expecting joy in about 30 minutes boys will be home from week in San Diego.