You can easily assume that we have a faily heavy addiction to birding when you realize we have a need to bird even if it is raining. Today was a pretty good example, even though it was raining this morning we chose to go out to Fairview Wetlands in South Salem, umbrellas in hand to protect our optics, and look for birds. It had rained for the past week and we were anxious to check the wetlands for water and for new water fowl. We were pleased to finally see the ponds gaining some water after a long dry summer. We could hear the Mallards before we could even see them, eighty some were busy enjoying their fresh new habitat. In the coming weeks as the ponds grow in size more species of winter water fowl will drop in to enjoy this spot. You can see our bird list here.