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"Sauvie Island, Oregon ... March 7, 11, 17, and 19, 2011"
The Trips:    Four trips to find and photograph a young Golden Eagle and a visiting Harris Sparrow ... finally, SUCCESS on the HARRIS !!!!!!!!!!

March 7:  late morning to early afternoon ... weather foggy, breaking into filtered sun, then heavy clouds ... went to see Snow Geese and to look for the young Golden Eagle whose been seen there ... found THOUSANDS of Snow Geese but no Golden Eagle ...

March 11:  went to try and find the Golden Eagle again ... and again, no such luck ... day was overcast all day, but weather forecasters were predicting it would be the last dry day in the coming week ...

March 17:  three and 1/2 hours sitting at "the sparrow spot" on Rentenaar Road, looking for the Harris's Sparrow ... no luck ... saw 7 other sparrows plus the Towhee and Juncos however ... day was drizzle ... no Golden Eagle either.

March 19:  saturday, again went to look for the Harris's Sparrow (along with what seemed like a gazillion other people) ... nice overcast day with occasional sunbreaks ... the Harris's Sparrow appeared after 4 hours of waiting ... saw him at least 3 more times in the next 2 hours.

Sauvie Island:    For more birds seen or photographed on Sauvie Island ... click here.
Multnomah County:    For more birds seen or photographed in Multnomah County ... click here.
Columbia County:    For more birds seen or photographed in Columbia County ... click here.


Birds photographed ... (in alphabetical order):

  1.   American Coot ...
  2.   American Robin ...
  3.   Bald Eagle ...
  4.   Black Phoebe ...
  5.   Black-capped Chickadee ...
  6.   California Quail ...
  7.   Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon and Cassiar) ...
  8.   Fox Sparrow ...
  9.   Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  10.   Great Blue Heron ...
  11.   Great Horned Owl ...
  12.   Harris's Sparrow ...
  13.   Lincoln's Sparrow ...
  14.   Mallard ...
  15.   Northern Flicker ...
  16.   Northern Harrier ...
  17.   Red-winged Blackbird ...
  18.   Sandhill Crane ...
  19.   Sharp-shinned Hawk ...
  20.   Snow Geese ...
  21.   Song Sparrow ...
  22.   Spotted Towhee ...
  23.   Western Meadowlark ...
  24.   Western Scrub Jay ...
  25.   White-crowned Sparrow ...
  26.   White-throated Sparrow ...
  27.   Yellow-rumped Warbler ...


Go to: SPARROW PAGE for images of seven different sparrows seen along Rentenaar Road, including (in alphabetical order) the Fox, Golden-crowned, Harris's, Lincoln's, Song, White-crowned, and White-throated Sparrow ... (the Junco and Towhee are on this main page).

 
American Coot ... MORE American Coot images

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American Coots, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 7, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


American Robin and Northern Flicker ... MORE American Robin images
MORE Northern Flicker images

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American Robin and Northern Flicker, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 17, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Bald Eagle ... MORE Bald Eagle images

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Bald Eagle, adult (left) and youngster (right), Sauvie Island, Oregon. Left image taken March 7, 2011. Right image taken March 11, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Bald Eagle, adult, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 11, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Black Phoebe ... MORE Black Phoebe images

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Black Phoebe, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 11, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Black-capped Chickadee ... MORE Black-capped Chickadee images

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Black-capped Chickadee, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 17, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Black-capped Chickadee, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 17, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


California Quail ... MORE California Quail images

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California Quail, male, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 7, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Dark-eyed Junco ... "Oregon" ... MORE Dark-eyed/Oregon Junco images

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Dark-eyed Junco, "Oregon", Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 17, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Dark-eyed Junco ... possible "Cassiar" ... MORE Dark-eyed/Oregon Junco images

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Possible "Cassiar" Dark-eyed Junco, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Possible "Cassiar" Dark-eyed Junco, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Possible "Cassiar" Dark-eyed Junco, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron rookery, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 11, 2011. Sony DSC-W370.


Great Horned Owl ... MORE Great Horned Owl images

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Great Horned Owl, nest, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 11, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallards, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 7, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Mallards, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 7, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Northern Harrier ... and dinner ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier, female, eating on a Snow Goose, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Northern Harrier, female, eating on a Snow Goose, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


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

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Red-winged Blackbird, female, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Red-winged Blackbird, female, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Sandhill Cranes ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

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Sandhill Cranes, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 17, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Sandhill Crane, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 17, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Sandhill Cranes, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 11, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Sandhill Cranes, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 11, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Sharp-shinned Hawk ... MORE Sharp-shinned Hawk images

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Sharp-shinned Hawk, female, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Sharp-shinned Hawk, female, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Snow Geese ... MORE Snow Geese images

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Snow Geese, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 7, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Snow Geese, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Spotted Towhee ... MORE Spotted Towhee images

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Spotted Towhee, male (left) and female (right), Sauvie Island, Oregon. Left image taken March 19, 2011. Right image taken March 17, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Spotted Towhee, female, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 17, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Spotted Towhee, female, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 17, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Spotted Towhee, female, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 17, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... markings ... MORE Spotted Towhee images

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Spotted Towhee, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Note quite a bit of white spotting. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Spotted Towhee, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Note black edging between rust and white. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Western Meadowlark ... MORE Western Meadowlark images

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Western Meadowlark, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 11, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Western Scrub-Jay ... MORE Western Scrub-Jay images

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Western Scrub-Jay, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Western Scrub-Jay, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 7, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Yellow-rumped Warbler ... MORE Yellow-rumped Warbler images

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Yellow-rumped Warbler, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 11, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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