Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Oregon: Baskett Slough

Ducks lounge in the waters of Baskett Slough with farmland in the background

Hi everyone,

I am on vacation visiting my parents in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. On my first day we went to Baskett Slough, a 2,000 plus acre National Wildlife Refuge. Below are a few photos of the area.

Birds fly over the marsh

Nutria (Myocastor coypus) is an invasive species that I recognized from my life in Lousiana but had no idea that they had invaded Oregon as well.

Clouds reflected in the marsh

Canadian Geese Goslings

plant buds

Views of the marsh and the countryside

Female red wing blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

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