Buster our dog, pleads for a walk every morning, so we always make it a combination Buster/birdwalk, that way everyone is happy. This morning for our walk we chose one of our close by favorites when we are home in West Salem, Darrow Bar on the Willamette Greenway. It is kind of a seasonal favoirte because in the winter it can be quite muddy. Chuck Kinkaid the local volunteer caretaker has pleaded for years to Oregon State Parks for gravel. It now looks as though his prayers are being answered. This morning we noticed streaches of the trail covered with nice new gravel. I'm sure more people than just us will appreciate it this fall and winter. Besides enjoying the trail and the beauty of the woods we got a pretty good bird list collected, you can see our list here.