Monday, February 23, 2009

Trip to Billy Chinook /The Eagle Watch/ Click here

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Sunday we went to Billy Chinook for the Eagle Watch, hoping that i would be able to get some photos of some birds. An Eagle, a Hawk anything that would fly. Well it was not to be, I think the birds know when i am around so they go hide.I guess they must no i have cats.

Anyway this is what the day started out when we got to Round Butte which is a Private area with homes, We decided to take a drive up there, but the higher we went the foggier it got, also it was freezing.
As we left that area and headed over to were the start of the Over Look, this is what we ran into a heard of deer grazing.
Never knew this was even there.. Nice surprise to see this.
And here are some Yome's. Had no idea that is what they are called. You ask "What is a Yome?"

A cross between a yurt and a dome, each fifteen-foot diameter canvas yome is equipped with a futon and a bunk bed, and sleeps four. These really had none of that in it because they were using them to show exhibits in them.
Be sure that you click on all photos for better viewing, this one you can read after it is enlarged
Please click here to read about what this project is all about as it is very interesting to read the cost of this project to save the fish.


Do you know what these claws belong too?



Well this is as close to a photo shoot of a Hawk, Yup he is stuffed, no luck in me catching a live one.LOLAnd here is a couple of the Yome's that they used for exhibits

Be sure to click on this photo to be able to read the wing span


We were not expecting a free lunch as i didn't read that on the information site. So they had these huge wieners on a bun, donuts, coffee, what a nice surprise that was.

Then we stopped at the top of some of the lookouts to see if we could see any eagles or hawks or whatever was flying in the sky, only thing we saw was a couple of geese flying over.


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33 comments:

alicesg said...

Wow the scenery is so superb. Very beautiful. I love to be in that campsite too.

Louise said...

The birds would have hid from me, too, but I think the place in general is a nice consolation!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

What a fun adventure! You took some amazing pictures. At least you did get to enjoy some wildlife, too.

A few years ago I volunteered with Hawk Watch Intl. and had the extreme pleasure of capturing and releasing wild hawks as they flew over the Manzano Mountains in Central New Mexico.

There is something so awe inspiring holding a wild raptor in your hands and then tossing it up into the air and watching it soar high into the sky!

Here's wishing you a raptor view next time you're out :)

~Lisa
New Mexico, USA

chrome3d said...

At least you got some impressive dead birds and the scenery was really great.

I must admit that I´m so shallow person that the name of the place made me laugh a little.

Lew said...

Very nice spot to be out and about in! Great photos and info on the lake and area. That's quite a canyon that the 3 rivers run through.

Arija said...

Great place with interesting illustrations to take us along to.

Reader Wil said...

What a great post and how wonderful to be in these surroundings for a while. Thanks for the guided tour.

Indrani said...

Awesome scenic spots!
The birds look a bit scary even though they are of the stuffed type.

Babooshka said...

Very informative post and that first image with the mist is gorgoeus.

Mojo said...

Gorgeous scenes! And some fascinating exhibits too.

And a free lunch to top it all?

Sounds like a great day!

Susie of Arabia said...

You're so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. I love Oregon and the cooler weather. Great photos - nice job!
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masood said...

Simply Beautiful and how scenic. Thanks for sharing :)

Carver said...

Thanks for the wonderful tour of such an interesting and beautiful place. You asked if the lath house is humid and I think it usually is pretty humid with the misting, particularly in the summer which tends to be humid anyway where I live.

Carole said...

Great collection. Love that last photo.

Tarolino said...

What a very interesting place and such a lot of information too. The very first and the very last shot are both equally gorgeous. They are all good of course and the one with the deers is neat. Fancy just happening to run into them like that.

maryt/theteach said...

Lilli & Nevada, what a lovely trip for you! Thank you for sharing your world! :)

dot said...

Wow, you might not have got the bird pictures you wanted but you did get some really good pictures of the area! Nothing wrong with that stuffed bird either. A bird is a bird!!

John said...

Very nice done post, Lilly. The images are top as usual.

innergybeauty said...

Nice photo shots. Nice view.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It looks like you had quite an adventure. The fog is so thick! Sorry about the birds disappearing on you. They probably DO know you have cats. LOL

Tammie Lee said...

Looks like a great trip. I love that first misty image.

Ruth said...

A nice tour. If I go looking for a specific bird or animal, I seldom find it, but usually something I wasn't expecting is even better. (shopping works like that too!)

antigoni said...

Amazing photos.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Seeing the photos one can only imagine how interesting the ride must have been!
The foggy road photo is very interesting.

SandyCarlson said...

A thousand times wow! That mist on the pass blew me away!

Glennis said...

wonderful scenery, but it must of been so cold with all that snow and fog, yet there is still an outdoor barbecue! Wouldn't it be terribly cold inside those yokie yurts?
The stuffed hawk looks very fierce.

Mo said...

Yomes and Yurts these are new words to me. The area is very scenic even with the fog. I do like foggy photos they have a sense of mystery to them.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

WOW!! What a stunning and gorgeous photo post ... very nice :-)

Kathiesbirds said...

You may not have gotton a live hawk photo but the ones you did get are gorgeous! It looks like you had a fun and informative day anyway.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Wow you got to see so mucg on your interesting day out, nice piccies.

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Informative, nice photos and great trip, thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

Some the views here are totally awesome! Really enjoyed seeing them.

Dina said...

What a great trip. The yomes looks nice and it is a fun new word to say.