The Chronicle -

By Erin Tierney
The Creswell Chronicle 


Local shutterbug captures the spirit, intensity of Oregon wildlife


May 31, 2018


American goldfinch

Wanna test your endurance? Try running nonstop for a week.

Can't do it? A bird's got you beat.

It's the human equivalent to the longest uninterrupted bird migration ever measured - 7,145 miles straight. No food. No water. No cigarette breaks. Just airborne nonstop from Alaska to New Zealand - a direct shot over the Pacific Ocean.

A big, noisy, cinnamon-colored bird, the bar-tailed godwit, reportedly completed the journey in nine days. Animals such as these demonstrate the wonderment and endurance of wildlife all around us. If these animals could speak English, imagine the stories they could...

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