Saturday, August 3, 2013

Otis's pond- what a special place!

We have been blessed with very special friends that we made during our stay in Ashland. Vince Z. & Otis S. have come to be some of the most important people in our lives. Not only have they been our mentors & teachers in learning about the world of birds but they share our passion and concerns related to our precious natural resources.

Vince introduced us to Otis and Otis's pond a few years ago - what a special place. The pond consists of a spring that is fed from one of the mountains around Ashland. There is water bubbling up and forming a little pond with lots of cover for the birds. The birds love to bathe at this spot. It truly is a magical place to see these birds bathing and drinking as if we were not there. 

Please see the photos below. Note many are under exposed and grainy due to the low light conditions. 

Hermit Warbler with lunch

Nashville Warbler taking a bath

Nashville Warbler taking a bath

Wilson's Warbler

Sopping wet Wilson's Warbler

Sopping wet Wilson's Warbler

Black-headed Grosbeak

Beautiful maleYellow-rumped Warbler

An Orange-crowned Warbler & Black-throated Gray Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Bullock's Oriole juvenile

Chipping Sparrow taking a bath

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Juvenile Hermit Warbler

Female Lazuli Bunting

Scruffy MacGillivray's Warbler

Red-breasted Sapsucker doing his thing

Western Tanager taking a drink

In Joy~

Bettina & Bob 

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