Thursday, August 27, 2015

Back On Familiar Turf

We are back home in Salem, and this Bewick's Wren is one of the birds we found during our Buster/bird walk this morning at Wallace Marine Park. See bird list here. It's one of a handful of parks within two miles of our home that we frequent on a regular basis.  In fact, in number of birds observed, it's probably one of our most productive.  Our total species seen at this park is now at 68. In part it may be because of the wide variety of habit from open fields to riverside riparian area that makes it so rich in species. We are still in the midst of unpacking and settling in after our busy summer of volunteering at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on the Oregon Coast. But seeing this familiar favorite of ours, the Bewick's Wren, gave us a reassuring feeling that we were indeed back home.

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