Brownsmead, Clatsop County, OR 01/22/2002

Mike Patterson celata at pacifier.com
Tue Jan 22 14:23:03 PST 2002


Brownsmead, Clatsop County, Oregon
January 22, 2002 0845-1000hr

It was cold with intermittant mixed hail and snow and most
of the raptors were apparently still in bed. An adult
PEREGRINE made a run at the mix of ducks in the flooded
fields along Jackson Rd, but otherwise not many birds of prey.

At least 2 AMERICAN PIPITS and 4 LEAST SANDPIPERS were in
the corn stubbled next to the Aldrich Point parking lot.

A remarkable flock of 275 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS were at
Ziak's Refuge.

Raptor Count:
Northern Harrier 2
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Peregrine Falcon 1

Other birds seen (in taxonomic order):

Pied-billed Grebe
Western Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Tundra Swan 30 [1]
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-Winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Least Sandpiper 4 [2]
Dunlin 1 [3]
Long-billed Dowitcher 275 [4]
Common Snipe 2
Mew Gull
Western Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
American Pipit 2 [5]
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird

Footnotes:

[1] Bughole
[2] Aldrich Point
[3] with dowitchers at Ziak's
[4] single group at Ziak's
[5] Aldrich Point

Total number of species seen: 42


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Mike Patterson When I despair, I remember
Astoria, OR that all through history
celata at pacifier.com the way of truth and love have always won.
There have been tyrants, and murderers,
and for a time they can seem invincible,
but in the end they always fall.
Think of it...always.
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