Brownsmead and the upper estuary, Clatsop Co. 3/3/2001

Mike Patterson celata at pacifier.com
Sat Mar 3 13:39:33 PST 2001


Location: Clatsop County, Oregon
Includes Astoria sewage ponds, Twilight Eagle Sanctuary 
and Brownsmead.

The Lower Columbia Birders went east to Brownsmead this 
morning.  The TUFTED DUCK was obligingly sitting on the
aerator in the middle pond.  A RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was
working the brambles on the hillside below the overlook.

Five TREE SWALLOWS and a VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW were at
Blind Slough.  We also had a pretty good raptor day.

Temperature: 45°F
Wind direction: NE
Prevailing wind speed: 12-19 km/h
Percentage of sky covered by clouds: 100%
Precipitation: none

Date: March 3, 2001
Lower Columbia Birders Outing 0830-1130hr

Birds seen (in taxonomic order):

Pied-billed Grebe 	
Western Grebe 	
Double-crested Cormorant 	
Pelagic Cormorant 	
Great Blue Heron 	
Canada Goose 	
Tundra Swan 	
Wood Duck 	
American Wigeon 	
Mallard 	
Northern Shoveler 	
Northern Pintail 	
Green-Winged Teal 	
Canvasback 	
Ring-necked Duck 	
Tufted Duck           	1
Greater Scaup 	
Lesser Scaup 	
Surf Scoter 	
Oldsquaw 	
Bufflehead 	
Hooded Merganser 	
Ruddy Duck 	
White-tailed Kite     	1
Bald Eagle             	21
Northern Harrier      	4
Sharp-shinned Hawk    	1
Cooper's Hawk         	1
Red-tailed Hawk       	8
American Kestrel      	1
Virginia Rail 	
Long-billed Dowitcher 	5
Common Snipe          	25
Mew Gull 	
Ring-billed Gull 	
Western Gull 	
Glaucous-winged Gull 	
Rufous Hummingbird    	1 [1] 
Belted Kingfisher 	
Hairy Woodpecker 	
Northern Flicker 	
Hutton's Vireo 	
Steller's Jay 	
Western Scrub-Jay 	
American Crow 	
Common Raven 	
Tree Swallow          	5 [2] 
Violet-green Swallow  	1 [3] 
Black-capped Chickadee 	
Bewick's Wren 	
Marsh Wren 	
Golden-crowned Kinglet 	
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 	
American Robin 	
Varied Thrush 	
European Starling 	
Yellow-rumped Warbler 	
Spotted Towhee 	
Fox Sparrow 	
Song Sparrow 	
Golden-crowned Sparrow 	
Dark-eyed Junco 	
Red-winged Blackbird 	
Brewer's Blackbird 	
House Finch 	
Red Crossbill 	
Pine Siskin 	
House Sparrow 

Footnotes:

[1]  Astoria Sewage Ponds
[2]  Blind Slough
[3]  Blind Slough with Tree Swallows

Total number of species seen: 68

archived at http://birdnotes.net

-- 
Mike Patterson               Alas, to wear the mantle of Galileo,
Astoria, OR                  it is not enough to be persecuted    
celata at pacifier.com            by an unkind establishment,
                             you must also be right. 
                                                     ---Robert Park
http://www.pacifier.com/~mpatters/bird/bird.html


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