Hello readers! Unfortunately, I left my CF card reader home so I can't post any close-up bird shots, but we did take plenty of them so far. We have our other camera and a reader for that built into the laptop, so I can share some of those. So far, we've really enjoyed our 4 days in the Portland area. The town itself is amazing with great restaurants, breweries, an incredibly eco-conscious and friendly community, great scenery, and easy access to everything. The surrounding area is gorgeous too. I can't do it enough justice. We also greatly enjoyed an afternoon birding with the Born Again Birdwatcher. He and his family hosted us for a delicious dinner and some enjoyable conversation (with Swainson's Thrush and Stellar's Jays in the yard, among others);. I'll give some more detailed highlights of our trip in future posts. We're off to wine country tomorrow.
For those of you wondering, we have seen many birds and I have two life birds so far: American Dipper and Hermit Warbler.
They have donuts with bacon on them in Portland. Amazing. Seriously.