Kids

Summer Fun

Oregon's beautiful summer weather is back for a bit, and there's few better ways to enjoy it than in the water - especially when you're a kid. Today's photos show kids at play in Oregon's waters.

Emma McDonald (8), Ben Rose (7), Jordyn Mitchelldyer (8) and Chase McDonald (7) ride on a tube on the Willamette River in Clackamas County.  Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Emma McDonald (8), Ben Rose (7), Jordyn Mitchelldyer (8) and Chase McDonald (7) ride on a tube on the Willamette River in Clackamas County. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Mackensie Locklin (6) of Ashland stays cool as temperatures near 100 degrees in Ashland's Garfield Park.  Photo by Bob Pennell  

Mackensie Locklin (6) of Ashland stays cool as temperatures near 100 degrees in Ashland's Garfield Park. Photo by Bob Pennell 

Most people living in rural areas near Sheridan go cool off in the local rivers and creeks.  This is the Eastern Yamhill River near Amity.  Photo by Susan Ragan

Most people living in rural areas near Sheridan go cool off in the local rivers and creeks.  This is the Eastern Yamhill River near Amity. Photo by Susan Ragan

Birds

Oregon is home to more than 400 species of birds, making us fifth in bird species diversity in the United States. Several shooters captured members of Oregon's bird population on July 15th -- we hope you enjoy their beautiful images!

One of Oregon's youngest bald eagles. The photographer found it near its nest with its mate at Smith Rock State Park.  Photo by George Lepp

One of Oregon's youngest bald eagles. The photographer found it near its nest with its mate at Smith Rock State Park. Photo by George Lepp

A member of the VanDoozer family clutches a chicken in Joseph.  Photo by Erika Plummer  

A member of the VanDoozer family clutches a chicken in Joseph. Photo by Erika Plummer 

Osprey nesting platform with adult and chick near Sumpter.  Photo by Lynn Murrey  

Osprey nesting platform with adult and chick near Sumpter. Photo by Lynn Murrey