Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bend Adventure

DesertDale and Kitfoxgal finally had time for a birding adventure at the Deschutes River Trail in Bend, Oregon.
The river flows into Bend .. There it is diverted for irrigation. When the river leaves Bend is much smaller.
Some 80,000 years ago the river ran along  the east side if Pilot Butt. Over years the river was diverted to its present day location.
Many immigrants camped on the bluff of the west side.  Remains of the trail leading to the top of the bluff are still  there.
We have arrived at the top of Pilot Butt and what a view.  There is a site call Deschutes River State Recreation Area.
As we were viewing the site along the trail, another birder told DesertDale where this Trumpeter Swan was resting.  We found the site and DesertDale took this photo.

The Trumpeter Swan weighs more than any other native bird.  They were endangered but now doing well.

Hope you will enjoy this posting as much as Desertdale and Kitfoxgal had   on this adventure.



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