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"Clatsop Spit and Hammond Boat Basin, Oregon ... July 31, 2012"
The Trip:    Overcast and gray summer day ... went to Hammond Boat Basin to look for Marbled Godwits ... FOUND THEM ... then went to the Clatsop Spit area for "action on the water" ... visited Battery Russell, Trestle Bay, Columbia River, and the Pacific Ocean from the South Jetty ... LOTS of Brown Pelicans and Heermann's Gulls from the Observation Platform ...

Hammond Boat Basin:    For more birds seen or photographed at the Hammond Boat Basin ... click here.
Clatsop County:    For more birds seen or photographed in Clatsop County ... click here.


Birds seen or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Crow ... (Battery, CR, TB)
  2. American Robin ... (Battery)
  3. Anna's Hummingbird ... (Battery)
  4. Bald Eagle ... (TB)
  5. Barn Swallow ... (HBB, TB)
  6. Brewer's Blackbird ... (HBB)
  7.   Brown Pelican ... (CR, HBB, SJ)
  8. California Gull ... (HBB)
  9. Canada Geese ... (TB)
  10.   Caspian Tern ... (SJ)
  11. Cedar Waxwing ... (Battery)
  12. Common Murre ... (SJ)
  13. Double-crested Cormorant ... (SJ, TB)
  14. European Starling ... (HBB)
  15. Gull (species) ... (Battery, CR)
  16.   Heermann's Gull ... (HBB, SJ)
  17. Mallard ... (TB)
  18.   Marbled Godwit ... (HBB)
  19.   Red Crossbill ... (Battery)
  20. Red-tailed Hawk ... (Battery)
  21.   Red-throated Loon ... (CR)
  22. Ring-billed Gull ... (HBB, SJ)
  23.   Short-billed Dowitcher ... (HBB)
  24. Surf Scoter ... (SJ)
  25. Swallow (species) ... (Battery)
  26. Swainson's Thrush (heard) ... (Battery)
  27. Turkey Vulture ... (Battery)
  28. Western Grebe ... (SJ)
  29. Western Wood-Pewee ... (Battery)
  30.   Whimbrel ... (HBB)
  31. White-crowned Sparrow ... (SJ)


 
Brown Pelican ... MORE Brown Pelicans images

Image, 2012, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Brown Pelican, Columbia River at Hammon Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


... South Jetty ... MORE Brown Pelicans images

Image, 2012, South Jetty, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Brown Pelican, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
Image, 2012, South Jetty, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Brown Pelican, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


... diving for fish ... MORE Brown Pelicans images

Image, 2012, South Jetty, Oregon, click to enlarge
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"Diving for fish" ... Brown Pelican, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Brown Pelicans and Heermann's Gulls ... MORE Brown Pelicans images
MORE Heermann's Gull images

Image, 2012, South Jetty, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Brown Pelican and Heermann's Gulls, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
Image, 2012, South Jetty, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Closer-in of above image ... Brown Pelican and Heermann's Gull, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
Image, 2012, South Jetty, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Brown Pelican and Heermann's Gulls, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
Image, 2012, South Jetty, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Brown Pelican and Heermann's Gulls, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
Image, 2012, South Jetty, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Brown Pelican and Heermann's Gull, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
Image, 2012, South Jetty, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Brown Pelican and Heermann's Gull, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Caspian Tern ... MORE Caspian Tern images

Image, 2012, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Caspian Tern, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
Image, 2012, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Caspian Tern, South Jetty, Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Heermann's Gull ... MORE Heermann's Gull images

Image, 2012, Hammond Boat Basin, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Heermann's Gull, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Marbled Godwits and Whimbrels, and a Short-billed Dowitcher ... MORE Marbled Godwit images
MORE Whimbrel images

Image, 2012, Hammond Boat Basin, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Marbled Godwits and Whimbrels, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
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Marbled Godwits and Whimbrels, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
Image, 2012, Hammond Boat Basin, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Marbled Godwits, Whimbrels, and Short-billed Dowitcher, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Red Crossbill ... MORE Red Crossbill images

Image, 2012, Fort Stevens, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2012, Fort Stevens, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Red Crossbills, Russell Battery, Fort Stevens, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Red-throated Loon ... MORE Red-throated Loon images

Image, 2012, Columbia River at Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Red-throated Loon, breeding plumage, Columbia River at Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.



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