The clear blue skies I enjoyed in Burns Oregon on Saturday and Sunday degraded to a gloomy gray on Monday. Still, the gloom was not so deep as to dampen the enjoyment during my tour of the Visitor Center at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. I told myself after my last visit to Malheur that I … Read more
My stay in Payette now past, I headed into eastern Oregon with my eye on the prize of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). The two lane highway (US-20) parallels the North Fork of the Malheur River for much of this trip (“Malheur” is pronounced mal-HUE-r and is from the French meaning misfortune). I made … Read more
Some of the birds I found at the lake area were Black-Crowned Night Herons, Great Blue Herons, Gray-Headed Juncos, Double-Crested Cormorants and American White Pelicans … though of these, I gathered no images. The images I was able to collect were Belding’s Ground Squirrels, Northern Flickers and Vesper Sparrows.