Oregon Bound and Down... travel blog

Silver (endangered plant)

A field of water

The world in a water droplet

Foxtail drops

Magnifiers

Wild Strawberry

Tiny beauty

Gorse pattern

Lupine

Cedar Waxwing out our back window


Date: May 28, 2012

Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon

Weather: partly sunny

Temperature: start 51º

High 57º

Wildlife count:

Birds: Cedar Waxwing, Spotted Towhee, Swainson’s Thrush, Wrentit, Mallard, Red-winged Blackbird, Rock Pigeon, Osprey with fish, Steller’s Jay, White-crowned Sparrow, Turkey Vulture, Song Sparrow, Double-crested Cormorant, Western Gull,

Joined the volunteers for breakfast before lots of them leave at the end of the month – had a great time together. We arrived at China Creek, and it was as lovely today as yesterday was cold and windy. I was even able to get down to just a t-shirt!

It had rained in the early morning and every delicate leaf and flower displayed a microcosm of delight, before the sun or wind could dry it. We had lots of guests including some friends who stopped by for visits. Many people were interested in the welfare of the Plover. One gentleman was on the beach before we got there and when he finally arrived, he had been gone for over 4 hours. As we talked, he shared that he was a high school teacher here in Bandon, and he talked a lot about the demographics and about his computer classes. What a joy to meet and share with a fellow teacher!

Grocery shopped on the way home and after walking the loops, we prepared a dinner of grilled chicken, salad and corn-on-the-cob. It was delightful. The sky has completely cleared and at 8:50pm as I write this, it is not yet dark at all. What a beautiful place.

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