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"Nisqually NWR, Washington ... June 27, 2012"
The Trip:    Beautiful summer day, sunny with temperatures about 80 ... drove up to the Refuge just to see what it was like ... extremely nice place !!!!!!!!!! ... our big "highlight" was the Swainson's Thrush nest with "mom" and four little ones ... also had Tree Swallow and Barn Swallow youngsters ...

Thurston County:    For more birds seen or photographed in Thurston County ... click here.


Birds seen, heard, or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Crow ...
  2. American Goldfinch ...
  3.   American Robin ...
  4.   Bald Eagle ...
  5.   Barn Swallow ...
  6. Bewick's Wren ...
  7.   Brown-headed Cowbird ...
  8.   Bullock's Oriole ...
  9.   Caspian Tern ...
  10.   Chestnut-backed Chickadee ...
  11. Common Yellowthroat ...
  12. Duck (species) ...
  13. European Starling ...
  14.   Great Blue Heron ...
  15. Gull (species) ...
  16. Hummingbird (species) ...
  17. Marsh Wren ...
  18. Osprey ...
  19.   Red-winged Blackbird ...
  20. Savannah Sparrow ...
  21.   Song Sparrow ...
  22.   Swainson's Thrush ...
  23. Tree Swallow ...
  24. Turkey Vulture ...
  25. Western Wood-Pewee ...
  26. Willow Flycatcher ...
  27. Wilson's Snipe ...
  28.   Yellow Warbler ...


 
American Robin ... MORE American Robin images

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American Robin, Nisqually NWR, Washington. Twin Barns Loop Trail. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Bald Eagle ... (and Bullock's Oriole) ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle and Bullock's Oriole, Nisqually NWR, Washington. From near Visitor Center. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Barn Swallow ... youngsters ... MORE Barn Swallow images

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Barn Swallow youngsters, Nisqually NWR, Washington. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Brown-headed Cowbird ... MORE Brown-headed Cowbird images

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Brown-headed Cowbird, male (left) and female (right), Nisqually NWR, Washington. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Caspian Tern ... MORE Caspian Tern images

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Caspian Tern, Nisqually NWR, Washington. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Chestnut-backed Chickadee ... MORE Chestnut-backed Chickadee images

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Nisqually NWR, Washington. Twin Barns Loop Trail. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron, Nisqually NWR, Washington. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Red-winged Blackbird ... MORE Red-winged Blackbird images

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Red-winged Blackbird, female, Nisqually NWR, Washington. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Song Sparrow ... after a bath ... MORE Song Sparrow images

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One wet Song Sparrow, Nisqually NWR, Washington. Twin Barns Loop Trail. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Swainson's Thrush ... on nest ... MORE Swainson's Thrush images

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Swainson's Thrush, Nisqually NWR, Washington. Riparian Forest Overlook Trail. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
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Swainson's Thrush, Nisqually NWR, Washington. Riparian Forest Overlook Trail. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


... nest ... MORE Swainson's Thrush images

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Swainson's Thrush nest, Nisqually NWR, Washington. Riparian Forest Overlook Trail. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.
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Swainson's Thrush babies, Nisqually NWR, Washington. Riparian Forest Overlook Trail. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


Yellow Warbler ... MORE Yellow Warbler images

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Yellow Warbler, Nisqually NWR, Washington. Twin Barns Loop Trail. Image taken June 27, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.



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