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"Haystack Rock and Ecola Point, Oregon ... July 14, 2010"
The Trip:    Beautiful gorgeous summer day, bright sun, LOTS of wind however blowing mist around ... the camera lens kept getting coated with mist and the wind was blowing the camera around ... went looking for the Pigeon Guillemot and we found them feeding on the south side of the rock ... Black Oystercatcher were there too ... found a NEW PHOTO bird - two Harlequin Duck females (or youngsters) ... the Pelagic Cormorants, Tufted Puffins, and Common Murre were there but not as plentiful as in June, and didn't see any Puffins landing on shore side of the Rock ... the Western Gull chicks were very cute ... At Ecola Point we saw Gulls, Brown Pelicans, Common Murre, Brandt's Cormorants (a NEW PHOTO BIRD), American Crows, and had an inquistive White-crowned Sparrow. Ecola Point is located on the south side of Ecola State Park on Tillamook Head.

Haystack Rock:    Haystack Rock is a large 235-feet-high basalt sea stack located at Cannon Beach, Oregon. It is protected as a sanctuary for birds and marine creatures. Tufted Puffins, Pigeon Guillemots, Pelagic Cormorants, and a variety of Gulls nest on the rock. Immediately to the south of Haystack Rock likes the two "Needles".

Clatsop County:    Clatsop County is the Northwestern tip of Oregon, and includes Brownsmead, Astoria, Hammond Boat Basin, Fort Stevens and Russell Battery, views of the Pacific Ocean, the Observation Platform at the South Jetty, the Columbia River and Trestle Bay, Gerhart, Seaside, Seaside Cove, Tillamook Head and Ecola State Park, Ecola Point, Haystack Rock, and Cannon Beach ... for birds seen or photographed there ... click here.


Birds seen or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Crow ...
  2.    Black Oystercatcher ...
  3.    Brandt's Cormorant ...
  4.    Brown Pelican ...
  5.    Common Murre ...
  6.    Harlequin Duck ...
  7. Pelagic Cormorant ...
  8.    Pigeon Guillemot ...
  9. Tufted Puffin ...
  10.    Western Gull ...
  11. White-crowned Sparrow ...

Haystack Rock
Black Oystercatcher ... MORE Black Oystercatcher images

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Black Oystercatcher, Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon. Weather sunny but very windy with lots of blowing mist. Hard to keep mist off of camera lens. Image taken July 14, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


Harlequin Duck ... MORE Harlequin Duck images

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Harlequin Ducks, females (or juveniles ???), Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon. Weather sunny but very windy with lots of blowing mist. Hard to keep mist off of camera lens. Image taken July 14, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


Pigeon Guillemot ... MORE Pigeon Guillemot images

Image, 2010, Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2010, Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Pigeon Guillemot, Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon. Weather sunny but very windy with lots of blowing mist. Hard to keep mist off of camera lens. Image taken July 14, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
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Pigeon Guillemot, Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon. Weather sunny but very windy with lots of blowing mist. Hard to keep mist off of camera lens. Image taken July 14, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


Western Gull ... family ... MORE Western Gull images

Image, 2010, Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Western Gull, family, Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon. Weather sunny but very windy with lots of blowing mist. Hard to keep mist off of camera lens. Image taken July 14, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
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Western Gull, family, Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon. Weather sunny but very windy with lots of blowing mist. Hard to keep mist off of camera lens. Image taken July 14, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
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Western Gull on nest (note chick under her left wing), Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon. Weather sunny but very windy with lots of blowing mist. Hard to keep mist off of camera lens. Image taken July 14, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.

Ecola Point, Ecola State Park, Tillamook Head
Brown Pelicans and Brandt's Cormorants ... MORE Brown Pelican images
MORE Brandt's Cormorant images

Image, 2010, Ecola State Park, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Offshore rock with birds, Ecola Point, Ecola State Park, Tillamook Head, Oregon. Image taken July 14, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
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Closeup of offshore rock with Brown Pelicans, Brandt's Cormorants, and Common Murre, Ecola Point, Ecola State Park, Tillamook Head, Oregon. Image taken July 14, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.



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