Sunday, August 10, 2014

Northwest Wandering - Day 3

We went from Beaverton, OR to Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach, OR.  First we stopped for breakfast on the way and got a couple of birds.

 Steller's Jay

 Northwestern Crow

Caught Haystack Rock at low tide and were fortunate enough to have the fog blow out and give us an hour to photograph the wildlife.

Multiple species nesting together - Gulls, Common Murre, Tufted Puffin, and Pelagic Cormorant

 Tufted Puffins

 Common Murre

 Pelagic Cormorant

Tufted Puffin with food for youngsters

 Pigeon Guillemots

 Tufted Puffin

Black Oystercatcher

 Tufted Puffin - taking the leap

 Starfish and Anenomes

 Herring Gull with crab

 Common Murres with Gull

 Red-faced Cormorant - This species usually is found in Alaska

Pelagic Cormorant

 Brandt's Cormorant - in the middle

Haystack Rock from Ecola State Park

 Fog rolling in at Ecola State Park

Another shot of Haystack Rock from Ecola State Park

We then drove up the coast of Washington to Ocean Shores.  We got out before dinner and picked up a couple of photos.

 Blacktail Deer

 Heermann's Gull

Harbor Seal