We birded on the Oregon coast from Yachats to Newport on Sunday becoming engulfed in the beautiful scenery - so much so that by the time we arrived at the Hatfield Marine Science Center we talked ourselves out of birding the trails there and opted instead to visit the south jetty. So of course we missed the chance to find the Tropical Kingbird and Palm Warbler that were likely found there about the time we were driving through the parking lot. Having said that - we wouldn't trade those two birds for the time we serendipitously enjoyed being introduced to the avifauna of the area by Wayne Hoffman. It doesn't get any better than that!
ALEUTIAN CACKLING GOOSE v. TAVERNER'S CACKLING GOOSE:
Our best of species of grebe of the day was (four) RED-NECKED GREBE swimming mid-channel - the individual below finally wandered close enough for a diagnostically adequate photo:
MISCELLANEOUS NON-BIRD IMAGES BELOW
Watercraft coming and going:
Interactive Map of the area below:
A view east toward the Yaquina Bay Bridge from the south jetty: