|The lush forest at the Audubon Society of Portland|
The Audubon Society of Portland has a wonderful visitor center, with back porch feeders attracting Anna's Hummingbirds and Chestnut-backed Chickadees, new to our Life List. Black-headed Grosbeaks, Fox Sparrows and appropriately, "Oregon" Juncos also fed there.
|Injured American Kestrels at the Wildlife Care Center|
A pair of Kestrels greeted us at the entrance to the Wildlife Care Center.
Then we sampled the Center's trail system and thoroughly enjoyed a peaceful walk on the soft pine-covered forest floor under the canopy of magnificent Douglas Firs.
We did enjoy seeing Black-headed Grosbeaks in a natural setting. On the way out, we saw a beaver and a coypu (aka nutria or river rat) in a culvert.
Our evening ended watching a fantastic movie -- "The King's Speech" -- with Mike's family, followed by board games and billiards.
|Coypu (aka Nutria or River Rat)|