Winter’s in full force here in Central Oregon and birds, including the Dark-eyed Junco pictured above, are flocking to our bird feeders.  I often wonder how they survive so many obstacles — like severely cold temperatures, human structures (i.e., buildings, power lines, etc.), domestic cats and other predators, finding food during winter.  The odds seemed stacked against Read More →

Nature Note, Bend, Oregon, March 28, 2016 — Spring is in the air!  Northern flickers are flocking in groups in the juniper sage country of central Oregon.  My morning walks are alive with the sounds of flickers and here’s what they sound like (courtesy of Birds, Inc. on YouTube): Three cool facts about Northern Flickers: Ants? Read More →