I was collecting nice images of birds visiting us by the river for this upcoming post, but yesterday this became all about the BEAVER VIDEO! This one is not to be missed. It’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in the Valley. So please click on the orange words above and make sure you view it in HD mode.
The harlequins have arrived and paired up already, and the leaves are full in and providing nice shelter for the birds to preen their feathers on rainy days. This perky robin just wouldn’t spook off the rail when I came out from lunch one day, so I took his portrait, as he seemed to be demanding.
I went out by Mt. Si at sunset because the lighting was fantastic, and I walked to the far side of the bridge from the mountain and heard sticks breaking along the bank. I saw, what I thought was, an otter swimming. I took a couple of out of focus photos and remembered my video will focus better on movement in low light. I zoomed in and followed the swimmer, and discovered 3 BEAVERS! (Your second chance to link through to a little gem of a video of beavers in the river. Sweet!)