Birds and The Blues
January 12, 2013
I’ve been working hard for an upcoming show at Columbia Art Gallery: The Blues. The opening is Feb 1st from 6pm until 8pm. Many local gorge artists are participating and the opening reception will include a rare acoustic performance by local blues greats, Tess & Patrik Barr!
Today I decided to take a day off to go looking for eagles again. The Dalles Dam is a magnet for eagles this time of year. While I looked around, several herons flew by & I was thrilled when this one landed so close to me !
As you can see, my lens does not reach the eagles across the Columbia River from The Dalles Dam Visitor Center! I couldn’t figure out how to enter the facility to get a closer shot – all the gates were closed and I’ve never seen them open. This was just one section, there were plenty of eagles if only I could figure out how to get closer!
Lucky for me I’d stopped at the Klickitat River enroute to The Dalles. This time I hiked along the east side of the river.
Maybe it’s the time of year, but I wonder if I’ve ever seen a pine siskin so bright.
Flickers were abundant! I haven’t seen this many in one spot, ever.
I didn’t think my camera caught this eagle with all the branches in my way. I only saw two eagles at the Klickitat River today, both in the same tree. It was interesting viewing them from the opposite side. I know there must be a way to get closer and will investigate next time.
I made it back to White Salmon just in time for sunset. Tomorrow I’d better get back to the studio. My water line to the flat lap is frozen, so I have to figure out how I’m going to coldwork my pieces for the show next month! See you at the reception?
Here’s the link to our Facebook Event page, please join us & invite your friends!