I had my first spotting of an Oregon Junco – though they seem to be as common here as the chipping sparrow is back East.
This is a Western Scrub Jay spotted at our favorite vista office space.
One of the more intriguing natural sightings here are the countless fir trees that were literally riddled with acorns.
We were quite puzzled until we spotted the culprit…
And the common name of this woodpecker? The Acorn Woodpecker. They must have really put their thinkin’ caps on for that!
This will probably be my last post from our mountain top. Did I tell you that for the first time Gary and I will be driving separately for the first leg of the trip? Apparently he feels that the almost 20 miles of 7% grade and countless hairpin turns would be less stressful if there wasn’t someone in the passenger seat gasping and gripping the edge of her chair. It’s probably a wise decision, and at least he trusts me to drive the truck down! Hopefully we’ll be reunited at the bottom of the mountain.
This I will miss.