Snowfall to Songbirds


A steep climb up Hunchback Ridge sounded like a fine outing. But, when I arrived at Zigzag it was pouring down rain.

Hunchback is not a fun hike when the trail is icy or muddy. So, I decided to drive over the pass to eastern Oregon.

To my surprise the heavy rain turned into heavy snowfall by the time I reached Government Camp. Conditions were treacherous, but I continued on.

Soon I passed a jack-knifed semi crashed into the guard rail. By the time Tygh Valley was reached it was back to clouds with some sun breaks.

I spent a pleasant couple of hours exploring the White Falls Park and enjoying a nice variety of songbirds before returning home.

From snow to songbirds – – – what a change.

 

Western Robin

Western Robin

White Falls

White Falls

American Goldfinch (an easy one to identify)

American Goldfinch (an easy one to identify)

 

Government Camp

Government Camp

Starling

Starling

Storm on Mt. Hood

Storm on Mt. Hood

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Such a beautiful bird, the American Goldfinch.

    No snow here in Las Vegas, that is for sure, lol.

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