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"Bottle Beach, Westport, and Willapa Bay, Washington ... May 19, 2012"
The Trip:    Nice spring day but overcast ... dry though ... went to Bottle Beach to look for Red Knots ... arrived just before high tide ... had a flock of around 30, along with quite a few Black-bellied Plovers ... stopped to explore Westport, with stops at Tokeland and Willapa Bay on the way home ...

The Locale:    Tokeland to Westport is approximately 15 miles of Washington Highway 105, with Tokeland on the south and Westport on the north, with Grayland Beach inbetween. To see more birds seen or photographed in this area ... click here.

Grays Harbor County:    For more birds seen or photographed in Grays Harbor County ... click here.


Birds photographed at Bottle Beach, Westport, and Willapa Bay ... (in alphabetical order):
  1.   Black-bellied Plover ... (BB)
  2.   Brown Pelican ... (W)
  3.   Caspian Tern ... (BB)
  4.   Common Loon ... (W)
  5.   Dunlin ... (BB)
  6.   Great Blue Heron ... (W)
  7.   Pigeon Guillemot ... (W)
  8.   Red Knot ... (BB)
  9.   Short-billed Dowitcher ... (BB)
  10.   Western Sandpiper ... (BB)
  11.   Whimbrel ... (WB)


 
Black-bellied Plover ... MORE Black-bellied Plover images

Image, 2012, Bottle Beach, Washington, click to enlarge
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Black-bellied Plover, breeding plumage, Bottle Beach, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Brown Pelicans ... MORE Brown Pelican images

Image, 2012, Westport, Washington, click to enlarge
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Brown Pelicans, Westport, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
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Brown Pelican, Westport, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Caspian Tern ... MORE Caspian Tern images

Image, 2012, Bottle Beach, Washington, click to enlarge
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Caspian Terns, Bottle Beach, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Common Loon ... MORE Common Loon images

Image, 2012, Westport, Washington, click to enlarge
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Common Loon, Westport Marina, Westport, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
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Common Loon, Westport Marina, Westport, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Dunlin ... MORE Dunlin images

Image, 2012, Bottle Beach, Washington, click to enlarge
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Dunlin, breeding plumage, Bottle Beach, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

Image, 2012, Westport, Washington, click to enlarge
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Great Blue Heron, Westport, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Pigeon Guillemot ... MORE Pigeon Guillemot images

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Pigeon Guillemot, Westport, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Red Knot ... MORE Red Knot images

Image, 2012, Bottle Beach, Washington, click to enlarge
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Red Knot, Bottle Beach, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
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Red Knot, Bottle Beach, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
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Red Knots and one Black-bellied Plover, Bottle Beach, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


... more ... MORE Red Knot images

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Red Knots, Bottle Beach, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
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Red Knots, Bottle Beach, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Shorebirds ... Bottle Beach ...  

Image, 2012, Bottle Beach, Washington, click to enlarge
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Bottle Beach shorebirds ... Red Knots, Short-billed Dowitchers, Black-bellied Plovers, Western Sandpiper, Bottle Beach, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
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Black-bellied Plovers, Dunlin, and Short-billed Dowitcher, Bottle Beach, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
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Red Knots, Dunlin, and Black-bellied Plovers, Bottle Beach, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Short-billed Dowitcher ... MORE Short-billed Dowitcher images

Image, 2012, Bottle Beach, Washington, click to enlarge
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Short-billed Dowitcher and Red Knot, Bottle Beach, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Western Sandpiper ... MORE Western Sandpiper images

Image, 2012, Bottle Beach, Washington, click to enlarge
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Western Sandpiper (in breeding plumage), Bottle Beach, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Whimbrel ... MORE Whimbrel images

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Whimbrel, Willapa Bay, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
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Whimbrel, Willapa Bay, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


... more ... MORE Whimbrel images

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Whimbrel, Willapa Bay, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
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Whimbrel, Willapa Bay, Washington. Overcast spring day. Image taken May 19, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.



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