Sunday, April 11, 2010

Birds in Oregon

Here are a few of the birds I saw in Oregon ...

First up, a male Bufflehead from Astoria

male Bufflehead Here's an American Wigeon in Astoria; there were a few there along with the Bufflehead and Scaup, but they kept to themselves.

American WigeonHere is a male Bufflehead and a female Greater Scaup from a mixed flock in Astoria

Bufflehead and scaup Here's a pair (or at least a male and female) Greater Scaup

scaup Here's a Thayer's Gull in flight over Siletz Bay in Lincoln City (I took this out the window of our hotel - the Looking Glass Inn, which had a great location and view)

thayer's gull Here's a raft of Greater Scaup on the Columbia River near Cathlamet, Washington

raft of greater scaup Here are eight Bufflehead and one Scaup from Astoria

group of bufflehead These Wood Ducks were on a small pond off Devil's Lake in Lincoln City; it was behind a restaurant called the Wildflower Café on 101.

wood ducks
Pretty much everything we saw was gulls or crows, but there were a lot of nice ducks as well (as you can see), quite a few eagles, and the occasional finch or blackbird. More in this album.

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At 7:28 PM, April 11, 2010 Blogger John B. had this to say...

Nice shots!

At 9:01 AM, April 12, 2010 Anonymous Stan had this to say...

Ah, what a treat. Thank you for posting these.

At 5:36 PM, April 17, 2010 Anonymous Anonymous had this to say...

Love your buffleheads. I first saw buffleheads in Portland, OR and they have remained among my favorites. Oregon is such a beautiful state.

At 3:06 PM, April 30, 2010 Blogger Gunnar Engblom had this to say...

Love the Wood Duck. This duck was illustrated in my European birdbook due to the populaiton in Iceland. My now grown up daughter had it as her favorite bird in the book for her entire childhood.


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