Monday, June 6, 2022
This afternoon we documented our first Osprey chicks of the season. This is in Dallas at a nest site located at the old Willamette Mill site and can be seen from South Main Street. This is one of 8 Osprey nests that we keep track of here in Polk County, four in West Salem, three in Independence, and this lone one in Dallas. What makes this so significant is that most of the nests have completely failed this year, and at this point I only know of only one or possibly two that may still have a possibility to succeed.
Friday, June 3, 2022
On our second-floor apartment in The Lodge at the Dallas Retirement Village we have a juice feeder hanging from our balcony. One evening, I just happened to see a hummingbird make a quick descent from the feeder to a pink flowering dogwood tree in the central courtyard. I rushed downstairs with my camera, hoping to be able to find a nest, and sure enough there she was on her nest, carefully hidden deep in the tree.