Located in Harney County is the Malheur Wildlife Refuge which is the freeway for migratory birds. Our biggest event of the year is the John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival.
I saw thousands of Snow Geese, numerous Bald Eagles and even a few ugly Turkey Vultures. But, never had a good enough photo op to do them justice.
But I did find these Sandhill Cranes in a cow pasture. There were at least 50 of them...very impressive to see!
And I got a few good shots of a pair of Northern Flicker woodpeckers in the elm tree in our yard. The day was really blowing as you can see by the feathers!
Northern Flicker woodpecker
Check out more feathered friends at Sunday Stills!