Tagged: birdwatching

Ring-Necked Ducks on Oregon’s Mount Hood

  • Male Ring-Necked Duck
  • Female Ring-Necked Duck

I found this breeding pair of ring-necked ducks on Trillium Lake last summer on a very cold, rainy summer morning on Oregon’s Mount Hood, 50 miles (80km) east of Portland. It was one of those typical...


The Sooty Grouse, Formerly the Blue Grouse

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  • SootyGrouse101
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One of the most bewildering sounds I’ve been hearing in the mountain forests sounded like air being blown over the neck of a big glass jug, only deeper and louder. It always seemed to...