[Tweeters] Old Lower River Road,
and location of Water Resources Center, Vancouver
lamoustique at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 31 14:52:32 PDT 2016
I went birding along Lower River Road and Vancouver lake, and saw very little...some starlings, a few American Kestrels, a dozen Cackling Geese, a few chickadees a crows. On the lake was a lone Rainy-day Windsurfer, which I believe is related to the Stormy-day Surfers found along the coast. Doing nothing better than getting wet, I put my camera in the trunk of my car ---always a mistake---and started to head home. I decided to swing by Old Lower River Road. I found another dozen Cackling Geese browsing in the field, a flock of red-winged blackbirds mixed with starlings, ffteen Eurasian Collared doves in a tree, and a couple of American Kestrels sitting on a wire. As I started to leave I saw a large bird on the side of the road...My first ever Ring-necked Pheasant. I know they aren't uncommon, I just haven't ever seen one that wasn't a victim of taxidermy. A few minutes later I saw three males chasing each other in a field, a two females. Of course by this time the camera was out of the trunk and I was getting quite wet. Here are two of my cropped shots:
Someone sent me an e-mail asking where the Water Resources Center in Vancouver is. Unfortunately I can't find the email so I think I accidentally deleted it before I could reply. The address is 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661.
Michelle MaaniSalmon CreekVancouver, Washington
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