Well got home and decided to walk our dog at N Spit Coos Bay before dark.
Unfortunately on way out the smoke got so thick and sky so dark and orange
it was already like after sunset. Probably sounds familiar to others on
west side now? So walked her down to bay in spot I normally don’t go and
wa-la, right down the beach from us are a few shorebirds I can barely make
out including a juvie PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER!
Now how lucky was that! Visibility horrible, ash falling all around me- an