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"Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Lyle, Washington ... June 12 and 15, 2012"
The Trip:    On Tuesday, June 12, we headed out to the Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Bald Road and Balch Lake, and then Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery to look for Ash-throated Flycatchers ... no luck with them ... rain front coming in and lots of wind in the Gorge ... did have a "lifer" however at the Lyle-Balch Cemetery ... the Lark Sparrow !!!!!!!!!! ... On Friday, June 15, we returned to the Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Rowland Lake, and then the Spring Creek Hatchery, still looking for an Ash-throated Flycatcher ... SUCCESS !!! ... found one at the cemetery ... a beautiful bird ...

Lyle-Balch Cemetery:    Lyle-Balch Cemetery is a small cemetery located in Lyle, Washington, and is a wonderful spot to visit. It is a combination of oak forests, ravines, grasses, and has a spectacular view of Mount Hood. To see a collection of birds photographed at the Cemetery ... click here.

Klickitat County:    To see more birds photographed in Klickitat County ... click here.


Birds seen at the Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Balch Road (and Lake), Rowland Lake, or the Spring Creek area ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Crow ... (SC)
  2. American Goldfinch ... (LBC)
  3. American Robin ... (LBC)
  4.   Ash-throated Flycatcher ... (LBC)
  5. Brewer's Blackbird ... (BR)
  6. Canada Geese ... (SC, RL)
  7. Cedar Waxwing ... (LBC)
  8.   Chipping Sparrow ... (LBC)
  9. European Starling ... (SC)
  10. Great Blue Heron ... (RL)
  11. Gull (species) ... (SC, RL)
  12.   House Finch ... (LBC)
  13.   Lark Sparrow ... (LBC)
  14. Lesser Goldfinch ... (LBC)
  15. Mourning Dove ... (LBC)
  16. Northern Flicker ... (LBC)
  17. Osprey ... (RL)
  18. Red-breasted Nuthatch (heard) ... (LBC)
  19. Red-winged Blackbird ... (BR)
  20. Swallow (species) ... (LBC, BR, SC)
  21.   Turkey Vulture ... (LBC)
  22.   Violet-green Swallow ... (LBC, SC)
  23.   Western Bluebird ... (LBC)
  24.   Western Kingbird ... (LBC, SC)
  25. Western Tanager ... (LBC, BR)
  26.   Western Wood-Pewee ... (LBC)


 
Ash-throated Flycatcher ... MORE Ash-throated Flycatcher images

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Ash-throated Flycatcher, Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Lyle, Washington. Image taken June 15, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
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Ash-throated Flycatcher, Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Lyle, Washington. Image taken June 15, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Chipping Sparrow ... MORE Chipping Sparrow images

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Chipping Sparrow, Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Lyle, Washington. Image taken June 12, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


House Finch ... MORE House Finch images

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House Finch, male, Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Lyle, Washington. Image taken June 12, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
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House Finch, male, Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Lyle, Washington. Image taken June 12, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Lark Sparrow ... MORE Lark Sparrow images

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Lark Sparrow, Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Lyle, Washington. Image taken June 12, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
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Lark Sparrow, Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Lyle, Washington. Image taken June 12, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Turkey Vultures ... MORE Turkey Vulture images

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Turkey Vultures, Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Lyle, Washington. Image taken June 12, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Violet-green Swallow ... MORE Violet-green Swallow images

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Violet-green Swallow, Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Lyle, Washington. Image taken June 15, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Western Bluebird ... MORE Western Bluebird images

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Western Bluebird, male, Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Lyle, Washington. Image taken June 12, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Western Kingbird ... MORE Western Kingbird images

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Western Kingbird, Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Lyle, Washington. Image taken June 12, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Western Wood-Pewee ... MORE Western Wood-Pewee images

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Western Wood-Pewee, Lyle-Balch Cemetery, Lyle, Washington. Image taken June 12, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.



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