A lone Bald Eagle keeps watch while awaiting the arrival of its mate. The two soon took flight together down the River.
An otherwise dreary overcast rainy day began in a spectacular manner on the 9th when the early morning sun in the East rose over the Cascades and peeked below the cloud cover for a 10 minute "Good Morning Golden Valley"! A half hour later the rains began once again.
After the snow stopped at 6 inches on Thanksgiving week, a Varied Thrush attempted a landing, but was quickly airborne again leaving behind this imprint of its maneuver. In three days the snow was all but gone also.
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