Monday, December 11, 2006

Juncos and Rain Ribbons

The Junco is the robin of the forest. In the winter they collect into flocks, roaming for things to eat and sparring to find their place in the pecking order. Eventually you begin to recognize individuals that return year after year--one bird had small white patches on his temples. It's amazing how many crippled juncos there are--mangled little claws, or missing legs altogether, balancing on one foot and the tail.

Their beaks are the prettiest translucent shell pink, especially when the sun shines through them.
Lots of rains showers going over today. The rain runs downhill in ribbons, latte color when it showers, and clearing to crystal clear in between showers. The ribbons braid together to become Fish Creek and Muddy Creek, then the Yamhill River, that flows into the Willamette River, and then into the Columbia River, and finally to the ocean.

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