Nature walk at the Tualatin River Bird Festival

The day after that night time bat walk at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (), Patrick and I headed back there to participate in a nature walk, all part of the annual 2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival, this was back in May (photos). Am I behind in my outing posts or what?

Audubon Society of Portland was there with several of their education birds. Love their new van!

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

We got to make the last of the bat houses that were available for free. Lucky us! We have had it on a tree in our backyard but so far no sign of bats taking to it…

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Woolly bear caterpillar:

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Bald eagle and nest:

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Checking out another neat caterpillar:

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

The Tualatin River:

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

One of the kids on the nature walk spotted a bird nesting on a branch. Mourning Dove:

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Educator Gardiner Platt chatting with Patrick:

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Patrick kept this Cinnabar Moth on his hand for a little while:

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

We did not find it in this bug guide:

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Great Blue Heron:

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Talking about trees:

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Northern Flicker:

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

I just realized I have been sharing these photos out of order, starting from the end of our outing. I guess it doesn’t really matter, as long as you can see how much fun we’re having in nature!

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

Do you see the Bald Eagle?

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

2012 Tualatin River Bird Festival

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