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"2014 Sauvie Island CBC, mouth of the Lewis River and Vancouver "feeder watch" ... December 21, 2014"
The Trip:    Audubon's Christmas Bird Count ... (to come)

CBC's:    to see other CBC's ... click here.
Vancouver Lake Lowlands:    For more birds seen or photographed in the Vancouver Lake Lowlands ... click here.
Woodland Bottoms:    For more birds seen or photographed in the Woodland Bottoms ... click here.


Mouth of the Lewis River and Columbia River surrounding Austin Point:

Sauvie Island CBC, Washington side, mouth of the Lewis River segment, includes Columbia River as viewed from Austin Point, and the lower mouth of the Lewis River as viewed from the dike road on the right bank of the Lewis River. Water was high in both rivers.
Sunday, December 21, 2014, Lyn Topinka, 19 species.
Total travel via car, 2.5 miles, 1.5 hours, with 5 stops to get out of car and view/scope area, start at 10:00 and end at 11:30.

Birds seen, heard, or photographed ... (in somewhat taxonomic order):
  1. Canada Geese ... 169 (a)
  2. Common Merganser ... 4
  3. Horned Grebe ... 1
  4. Western Grebe ... 2
  5. Double-crested Cormorant ... 8
  6. Great Blue Heron ... 1
  7. Bald Eagle ... 1
  8. Red-tailed Hawk ... 2
  9. Sandhill Crane ... 6 (b)
  10. Glaucous-winged Gull ... 1 (c)
  11. Mew Gull ... 1
  12. Ring-billed Gull ... 11
  13. Red-breasted Sapsucker ... 2
  14. American Kestrel ... 1 (d)
  15. Western Scrub-Jay ... 1
  16. American Crow ... 47
  17. European Starling ... 5 (e)
  18. Song Sparrow ... 10
  19. Dark-eyed Junco ... 6

a) ... 60 flying overhead and 109 in field just outside circle but visible from circle
b) ... heard 6 separate calling birds, all outside the circle but can hear from the circle
c) ... also 5 unidentified gulls
d) ... perched on wire outside the circle but visible from within the circle
e) ... un-identified Starling/Blackbird flock flying overhead ... 40
Vancouver, Washington Feeder:

Sat between 2:00 and 4:00 at a feeder within the CBC circle, waiting for a Mountain Chickadee to show ... no luck ... nice birdy yard and nice homeowner who kept a "feeder watch" list all day long !!!!!!!!!!

Birds seen, heard, or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Goldfinch ...
  2. Anna's Hummingbird (male) ...
  3. Bushtit ...
  4. Dark-eyed Junco ...
  5. European Starling ...
  6. Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  7. House Finch ...
  8.   House Sparrow ...
  9.   Lesser Goldfinch ...
  10.   Sharp-shinned Hawk ...
  11. Song Sparrow ...
  12. Western Scrub-Jay ...
  13. White-crowned Sparrow ...
  14. White-throated Sparrow ...


 
House Sparrow ... MORE House Sparrow images

Image, 2014, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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House Sparrow, male, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Overcast drizzly afternoon. Image taken December 21, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 200z.


Lesser Goldfinch ... MORE Lesser Goldfinch images

Image, 2014, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2014, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Lesser Goldfinch, male, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Overcast drizzly afternoon. Image taken December 21, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 200z.


Sharp-shinned Hawk ... MORE Sharp-shinned Hawk images

Image, 2014, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Sharp-shinned Hawk, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Overcast drizzly afternoon. Image taken December 21, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 200z.



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