poecile (many-colored) rufescens (reddish)
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 — 5:36 pm
Hood River County, Oregon — Tucker County Park
We drove through the town of Hood River and up into the apple-growing region in the foothills beneath Mount Hood. We stopped for 20 minutes or so at Tucker County Park on the Hood River. The park consisted of a campground, a small picnic area, and a short path along the river.
In the center of the picnic area right next to the parking lot was a small birch tree. In the birch tree was a small hole. Also in the birch tree, and in and out of the hole, was a pair of Chestnut-backed Chickadees. They zipped back and forth in and out of the hole, and were still there when we left half an hour later.
Two photos of the Hood River as it runs past the park. We saw an American Dipper flying up and down the river while we were there.