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

Mike Patterson celata at
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.

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
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-Winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Tufted Duck 1
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Surf Scoter
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


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

Total number of species seen: 68

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Mike Patterson Alas, to wear the mantle of Galileo,
Astoria, OR it is not enough to be persecuted
celata at by an unkind establishment,
you must also be right.
---Robert Park

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