|Bald eagle nest- Sauvie Island|
|Heron rookery- closer view|
My favorite birds to watch were the Sandhill Cranes. The air was filled with the sound of them cooing as small groups flew in to join the larger groups browsing in the grassy fields. As the sun set, a group of several dozen foraged next to the main road, so I was able to see them up close. They stage on the island until early April, then they continue migrating north to the arctic.
I really felt energized being out in the sun all afternoon, and the time flew by. Gretha had a really nice painting going. I didn't do much in the painting department, but Deuce and I had fun walking around and exploring, and I took lots of pictures. It was great!
Now a week later, we're back into a winter storm pattern, so it will be a while before we get another sunny, almost spring day. I'm not complaining (much). My fingers are crossed that we get a few more sunny days sprinkled throughout the coming months, and a summer that is a real summer. We'll see...