Saturday, February 18, 2012

Winter Wings Festival: Day 2

Bald EagleBald Eagle, Worden, Oregon, 18 February 2012 by Greg Gillson.


The Winter Wings Festival climaxed tonight with a banquet, where I shared a pleasant meal with Debra Shearwater, and the keynote address by Kenn Kaufman. The keynote speech was attended by about 350-400 people, if my estimating numbers of people is any good. It was an excellent (and funny) presentation with an overall theme of being proud to be a birder.

Since it's too late tonight to do that topic any justice, I present two photos of raptors from Township Road, near the California border south of Klamath Falls, Oregon. I spent most of the day photographing Rough-legged Hawks with Brian Sullivan, one of the founders of eBird. In one field alone we had 17 Rough-legged Hawks. In another field a mile away were 46 Bald Eagles. Tens-of-thousands of Greater White-fronted Geese flew over, several thousand Tundra Swans, at least a thousand Snow and Ross's Geese,...


Rough-legged HawkRough-legged Hawk, Worden, Oregon, 18 February 2012 by Greg Gillson.



  1. Greg,

    Looks like you had a great time at the Winger Wings Festival this year. Could we possibly use some of your photos to promote the 2013 Festival?

    Thanks, Diana Samuels, coordinator WWF

    1. Yes, Diana, just let me know what ones you want and I'll get the larger size photos to you.