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First time in Oregon and we've been fishing from the dock at our RV Park a few times. This morning, we decided to jump on our inflatable stand up paddles on Recreation Creek with a goal to spot bald eagles. We’re exploring the Upper Klamath Canoe Trail towards Malone Springs from Rocky Point.

"Recreation Creek follows along the western shoreline of Upper Klamath Lake. You’ll see recreation residences and forestlands of the Fremont-Winema National Forest to the west. To the east is marshland." – Global Creations

Started the morning, 8:15AM, in sunny 66F and after 2.5 hours enjoying the great outdoors it was already 79F.

Caught the bright yellow Wocus lilies in bloom. "The plant is culturally significant because historically it provided a nutritious food staple during hard winter months for the Klamath Tribes, who refer to it as - WOK’SAM." – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Birdwatching along Recreation Creek

Barn Swallow

Red-winged Blackbird

Song Sparrow

Tree Swallow

Adult Male Dark-eyed Junco

Canada Geese

"Every winter, the Klamath Basin hosts the largest concentration of bald eagles in the continental U.S., according to the Klamath Basin Audubon Society. The birds tend to hang around between late November and early March, with the largest numbers showing up in January and February." – OregonLive.com

We did it. On two occasions we spotted bald eagles!!! I guess there's still quite a few around here even in June. What a treat!


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