Camassia - a favorite local patch

April 26, 2014  •  4 Comments

If you enjoy watching colorful birds singing on territory in an area thick with blooming native plants, then you should visit Camassia Natural Area in West Linn this week. It is one of my favorite birding patches this time of year. The sight and sound of neotropical migrants staking-out their territories against the backdrop of the spectacular annual bloom cannot, in my opinion, be beat in the Portland Metropolitan Area.


Common name of birds in the order presented: Bewick's Wren, nest building Black-capped Chickadee, Orange-crowned Warbler (male), Nashville Warbler (male), Orange-crowned Warbler (female), Black-throated Gray Warbler (male).


 


Comments

Chris Sanborn(non-registered)
Spectacular birds and landscape -- I will have to add this place to my bucket list! Your photography never ceases to amaze me, Jack. Thanks.
Lori Langston(non-registered)
Absolutely gorgeous....
Dave Irons(non-registered)
What a fantastic collection of images. Camassia is a wonderful and beautiful area. The one Orange-crowned Warbler with all the gray is very interesting. I've looked at thousands of this species and I've never seen one quite like it. Really nice shot of the Nashville Warbler as well.
George Neavoll, S.W. Portland(non-registered)
Wonderful pix of the Camassia as well as the birds. The Camas grew thick in a swale on my parents' farm east of Lebanon when I was growing up. They called it "snakeweed." Ah, the memories!
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