Rare Sightings

Big Horn Sheep

During Spring Break, I had to go to Portland for a day.  I have seen the big-horn sheep in the Columbia River Gorge almost every time I’ve been to Portland in the past several years; however, I had never seen them this close to the road.  I was able to pull over and take a couple of quick pictures with my standard lens (not a zoom) before moving on my merry way home again.  They are spectacular!

Sharp Shin Hawk

Last week I spent a couple of days at my parents’ house in Cove while I got my books for the term, and I attended a committee meeting for an event I’m helping to plan.  This hawk was in one of the shrubs in my parents’ yard Monday afternoon.  I had never seen one close enough to get a really good look at it until then.