Friday, June 13, 2014

Page Spring Birding Adventure

Hello to all my readers.  We are at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.  It has
some 187,000 of wetlands.  Peter French settle in the area in 1872.  The original house was called "The White House".  In 1908 Malheur NWR was estsbled.   What a fine site to be at.  Lots of birds for DesertDale, plus all types of wild animals to view, if your lucky.  This is the old home that is still standing.  

 BLM has a site called Page Springs Campground, that is open year round.  Other nearby camp sites are at Steens, Fish Lake and Jackman Park.

This little guy was setting right next to the road and did not even move when DesertDale stopped to take this photo.

This is a Yellow Warbler.
Birding is at it best in the spring at Malheur.  You will see waterfowl such as Greater Sandhill Cranes, songbirds, Snow Geese, Tundra Swans, Canvasbacks, White Pelicans, Terns, Grebes, Avocets, and much more.  Even had the pleasure of seeing some 16 different deer on one of our outing.

This is a Wilson's Snipe seen our outing , plus the one below.

The photo below is a  view from our bedroom window of Donner und Blizen River, that run into Malheur Lake..  It is a river in eastern Oregon, in the high desert.

 Enjoy the posting.  Kitfoxgal

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