Our favorite trail to bird here in the Siltcoos Area is turning out to the Lagoon Loop Trail. It's a one mile trail that makes a loop around the Lagoon Campground along the shoreline of Siltcoos Lagoon. The Siltcoos Lagoon was cut off from the main river years ago when the road was built and is a quiet backwater supporting a nice variety of bird life. So far we have identified 35 different species of birds here. We bird here about every other day. It's a short walk from our campsite in the Waxmyrtle Campground just across the road.
Great Blue Heron. A good supply of Bullfrogs probably make this a good place for them to hunt. Yesterday we saw two of these herons. This one caught my attention in it's stretched out posture ready to strike.
Rufus Hummingbird. We saw a record six here yesterday morning. This is a female I was able to photograph. What you don't see or hear here in this photo that was a part of our experience is the dive bombing of a male hoping to impress this female.