~First there was one, then there were 64,000~

Yaquina Head Natural Area

 

During the summer 65,000, of the birds listed below, claim Yaquina Head Natural Area as home. They spend the spring and summer breeding, nesting and raising their chicks on these bluffs.

`Common Murre

`Brandt’s and Pelagic Cormorants

`Pigeon Guillemots

`Western and Glaucous-winged Gulls

I have never seen so many Murres before our visit to Yaquina Head Natural Area. My photo of the single Common Murre was taken at the South Jetty of Yaquina Bay while on a hike from South Beach State Park.

First there was one.....
First there was one…..
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Then there were thousands….
One of the Islands
One of the Islands covered with nesting birds
Common Murre Kites
Common Murre Kites
"Make room"
“Make room”
Sees me taking her photo
Sees me taking a photo
Decides to show off a little
Decides to show off a little
Goes all out for the visiting lady from Colorado
Goes all out for the visiting lady from Colorado
Brandt's Cormorant
Brandt’s Cormorant
Feeding Babies
Feeding Babies
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I think this gull wants to be feed
Love
Love

 

6 thoughts on “~First there was one, then there were 64,000~”

    1. Hi Ingrid! I hope you are enjoying Denver! I saw your post on the Denver REI; I have never been to that store, but it always looks so inviting when driving by. The one in Fort Collins is nice. Yep, a lot of birds for sure!

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