It is national bird month and somewhere there’s a family feeding bread to ducks in a pond. That is the very first image that popped into my head for this week’s theme. We used to do just that when my daughter was quite young and before I knew bread scraps really wasn’t bird food.

These days with my hummingbird feeder broken and too many other critters around to chow down any bird seed I could provide, we only feed birds indirectly. I’ll happily continue feeding some of our local birds nibble on the fruit trees in the yard. I don’t know if this fella eats mammals or plants. While observing the 25mph wind blowing through our trees, this guy was just a swinging around.

He has the coloring of a Red-shoulder Hawk which is local to this area. But none of the images I veiwed had his same beak. If you know what bird this is, let me know.

Beyond The Backyard

My backyard grows as big as my imagination when we’re on the road! Bird watching is quite an interesting and intriguing and relaxing way to pass our time.

Early Morning Catch

Early morning is best for fishing as this eagle has informed me. I loved discovering this eagle in the early morning hours.

The eagle was young and according to a local the population has been growing in this area of the Columbia River Gorge. Here’s the portion of the river we were staying on last fall.

Circle of Life Encounter

I almost missed this feasting bird. We were kayaking on the Snake River in Grand Tetons National Park and happened by this birds otter meal. Not something we’d expect to find or even one I’d want to see, but it was an intriguing wildlife encounter. Steve paddled close to shore for a more intimate view.

I had been too nervous to take a camera with my in the kayak. Over time, I’ve been braver and drag them with me!

That’s all I have for this weeks photo challenge.

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