Sunday, October 6, 2013

Winchester Bay

My discovery on Friday of National Forest Campground closers ended on a surprisingly good note.  I ended up at a Douglas County Campground at Winchester Bay name Windy Cove.  The name strikes me a bit on a misnomer as it is tucked up under a bluff protected from the wind.  The rate was only thirteen dollars for a site with electricity and cable TV, and the sunshine was abundant with daily temps in the seventies. There are two separate campgrounds at Windy Cove, an “A” and a “B”.  I stayed in “A”, and it was the quietest with “B” being filled with ATV users. 

Buster and I got in a couple of good walks, around Winchester Bay Marina and Winchester Bay RV Resort.  The following photos are a sample of some of the birds I saw.

 Great Blue Heron (adult)


Double-crested Cormorant

Surf Scoter (female)

Surf Scoter (male)


  1. Looks like a great place to stay, we will add it to our list!

    1. Be aways for you from Arizona, but maybe when your visiting your kids in Oregon. :)

  2. Nice find! I have never noticed a Surf Scooter. Very striking bird.

  3. Ha! Ditto what Patty said!