March 02, 2015

Sauvie Island and More

Sunday we visited Sauvie Island. All the usual suspects were accounted for. Cranes were out in full force although I didn't manage a decent photo. On Rentenaar Rd. there was the expected sparrow flock, but alas, someone dumped corn on the south side of the road. People: dump it on the north side!! So we watched the backlit birds and didn't take any sparrow photos. There were mostly Golden-crowned anyhow.


Sunshine and a hunting harrier!











A heron rookery had possibly 50 herons hanging out. And a Bald Eagle in the top middle.


At the same stop was an amazing display of soaring raptors. At one point we figured there were eagles, a Red-tailed Hawk, an accipter, and a harrier. I counted over 7 eagles later.

At Cedar Mill Wetlands this morning it was slightly ho-hum.

This sapsucker in the greenery made me happy though.






6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good trip to Sauvie! That raptor assortment is impressive.

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  2. Fantastic photos ! Looks like a fun trip . Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

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  3. Hi Michele,

    I'm organizing a Pacific Northwest bloggers/writers scavenger hunt and I'd like to invite you to participate! You were recommended by a couple of other people who are participating. I can't find your contact info on your website. If you're curious or interested, please email me at kelly (at) metrofieldguide.com.

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  4. Hi Michele,

    I'm organizing a Pacific Northwest bloggers/writers scavenger hunt and I'd like to invite you to participate! You were recommended by a couple of other people who are participating. I can't find your contact info on your website. If you're curious or interested, please email me at kelly (at) metrofieldguide.com.

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  5. Cool pictures! Love that Sapsucker!!

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