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"2011 Portland CBC ... Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington ... December 31, 2011"
The Trip:    Audubon's Christmas Bird Count ... "Vancouver slice" of the Portland CBC ... Foggy, really chilly, overcast morning ... walked Vancouver's Waterfront Renaissance Trail from Columbia Shores to Vancouver Landing doing the Washington slice of Portland's Christmas Bird Count circle ... carried only the Canon Rebel T2i with 70-300zoom lens ... did not take very many images but did happen to watch a Common Loon eating a Crayfish.

CBC's:    to see other CBC's ... click here.
Columbia River near Vancouver (Waterfront Renaissance Trail):    for more birds seen or photographed along the Waterfront Renaissance Trail ... click here.

CBC Map used:    click here ... Since 2013 the National Audubon Society's Google Earth/ESRI System circle for the Portland CBC has been used for the "Vancouver Slice" of the Portland CBC ... it includes Marine Park ... map used in 2011 and 2012 did not include Marine Park.


Birds seen or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Crow ----- 12
  2. American Goldfinch ----- 4
  3. Anna's Hummingbird ----- 3
  4. Black-capped Chickadee ----- 9
  5. Cackling Geese ----- 288 (all overhead, flocks between 30 and 60, any undetermined flock as to whether Cackler or Canada is included in here)
  6. Canada Geese ----- 67 (40 in River and easily identified, 27 overhead, ID because of long necks)
  7. Common Goldeneye ----- 3 (all females)
  8.   Common Loon ----- 1 (eating Crayfish, really interesting !!!!!!)
  9. Common Merganser ----- 1 (female)
  10. Double-crested Cormorant ----- 10
  11. Downy Woodpecker ----- 3
  12. European Starling ----- 1
  13. Gull, Glaucous-wing ----- 33
  14. Gull, Herring ----- 1
  15. Gull, Ring-billed ----- 1
  16. Gull, Western ----- 1
  17. House Finch ----- 12
  18. Lesser Scaup ----- 31
  19. Red-breasted Sapsucker ----- 1
  20. Red-winged Blackbird ----- 2
  21. Ring-necked Duck ----- 4
  22. Rock Pigeon ----- 12 (there were another 45 just outside the CBC circle)
  23. Ruby-crowned Kinglet ----- 3
  24. Song Sparrow ----- 3
  25. Western Grebe ----- 2
  26. Western Scrub Jay ----- 1


 
Common Loon ... MORE Common Loon images

Image, 2011, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Common Loon, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken December 31, 2011. Canon Rebel, 300z.
Image, 2011, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Common Loon, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken December 31, 2011. Canon Rebel, 300z.
Image, 2011, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Common Loon, Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken December 31, 2011. Canon Rebel, 300z.



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