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"Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington ... July 6, 2011"
The Trip:    Hot summer day in the valley (high 80s) but a mid-70s day along the Columbia ...

Julia Butler Hansen NWR:    Located in southwestern Washington and northwestern Oregon, the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge was established in 1972 specifically to protect and manage the endangered Columbian white-tailed deer. The refuge contains over 5,600 acres of pastures, forested tidal swamps, brushy woodlots, marshes, and sloughs along the Columbia River in both Washington and Oregon. To see other birds photographed on various trips ... click here.


Birds seen, photographed, or heard ... (alphabetical order):
  1. American Crow ...
  2. American Goldfinch ...
  3. American Robin ...
  4. Barn Swallow ...
  5. Belted Kingfisher (family of 4 fishing) ...
  6. Brown-headed Cowbird ...
  7. Canada Geese ...
  8. Caspian Tern (over Columbia) ...
  9. Cedar Waxwing ...
  10.   Cliff Swallow (building nests) ...
  11. Common Raven ...
  12. Common Yellowthroat (heard) ...
  13. Double-crested Cormorant (over Columbia) ...
  14. European Starling ...
  15. Flycatcher species (heard) ...
  16. Glaucous-winged Gull (over Columbia) ...
  17. Great Blue Heron ...
  18. Marsh Wren (heard) ...
  19. Northern Harrier (male only) ...
  20.   Osprey ...
  21. Savannah Sparrow ...
  22. Song Sparrow ...
  23. Purple Martin (one family in gourds) ...
  24. Red-winged Blackbird ...
  25. Tree Swallow ...
  26. Turkey Vulture ...

Also saw:
  •   Columbian White-tailed Deer


 
Cliff Swallow ... MORE Cliff Swallow images

Image, 2011, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Cliff Swallow, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington. At Refuge Headquarters. Image taken July 7, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2011, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Cliff Swallows, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington. At Refuge Headquarters. Image taken July 7, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2011, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Cliff Swallows, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington. At Refuge Headquarters. Image taken July 7, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... "nest building is muddy work" ...

Image, 2011, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2011, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Cliff Swallow, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington. At Refuge Headquarters. Image taken July 7, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Cliff Swallow, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington. At Refuge Headquarters. Image taken July 7, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


"nest building is muddy work"


Osprey ... MORE Osprey images

Image, 2011, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Osprey, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington. Image taken July 7, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2011, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Osprey, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington. Image taken July 7, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Columbian White-tailed Deer ...  

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Columbian White-tailed Deer, Julia Butler Hansen NWR, Washington. At Refuge Headquarters. Image taken July 7, 2011. Sony HX100v.



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