Brownsmead, Clatsop County, OR - 3/12/2002

Mike Patterson celata at
Tue Mar 12 11:55:56 PST 2002

Brownsmead, Clatsop County, Oregon
March 12, 2002

There were 5 TURKEY VULTURES around Brownsmead this morning,
mostly soaring high. And there were lots of BALD EAGLES most
of them adults. A single WHITE-TAILED KITE was at the spot
near the junction of Brownsmead Dike and Aldrich Pt Rd.

TREE and VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS were also well represented over
the pastures and along the slough.

Raptor Count 0830-0950hr
Turkey Vulture 5 [1]
White-tailed Kite 1 [2]
Bald Eagle 14
Red-tailed Hawk 3
American Kestrel 3

Other birds seen (in taxonomic order):

Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Green-Winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Hooded Merganser
American Coot
Least Sandpiper [3]
Mew Gull
Western Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow [4]
Violet-green Swallow [5]
Black-capped Chickadee
Marsh Wren
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird


[1] 2 at Jackson Rd; 3 on Aldrich Pt Rd
[2] Brownsmead dike
[3] Aldrich Pt
[4] Many locations
[5] Many locations

Total number of species seen: 43

Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
celata at

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