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"Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington ... January 6 and 7, 2015"
The Trip:    Tuesday:   Overcast and sun breaks afternoon ... went out to the Steigerwald Lake NWR parking area to look for the White-tailed Kite which had been seen there ... SUCCESS !!! ... also a Red-shouldered Hawk, another Steigerwald Lake Refuge first !!!    Wednesday:   Sunny and brisk and beezy ... went out late aftenoon again and stayed only about 20 minutes ... White-tailed Kite STILL THERE !!!

The Locale:    The Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located along the Columbia River east of Washougal, Washington. There is a nice hiking trail through and around parts of the Refuge, with views of fields, creeks, woodlands, lakes, plus the Columbia River. To see a listing of birds seen or photographed in this area ... click here.


Birds photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1.   American Kestrel ...
  2.   Northern Harrier ...
  3.   Red-shouldered Hawk ...
  4.   Red-tailed Hawk ...
  5.   White-tailed Kite ...


 
American Kestrel ... MORE American Kestrel images

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American Kestrel, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Late afternoon sun. Image taken January 7, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
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"Hunting" ... American Kestrel, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Late afternoon sun. Image taken January 7, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


Northern Harrier ... MORE Northern Harrier images

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Northern Harrier, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Late afternoon sun. Image taken January 6, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


Red-shouldered Hawk and Red-tailed Hawk ... MORE Red-shouldered Hawk images
MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-shouldered Hawk (left) and Red-tailed Hawk (right), Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Late afternoon sun. Image taken January 6, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


White-tailed Kite ... MORE White-tailed Kite images

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White-tailed Kite, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Late afternoon sun. Image taken January 6, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
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White-tailed Kite, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Late afternoon sun. Image taken January 6, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
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White-tailed Kite, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Late afternoon sun. Image taken January 6, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
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White-tailed Kite, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Late afternoon sun. Image taken January 6, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


... in flight ... MORE White-tailed Kite images

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White-tailed Kite, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Late afternoon sun. Image taken January 6, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
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White-tailed Kite, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Late afternoon sun. Image taken January 6, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


... January 7th ... MORE White-tailed Kite images

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White-tailed Kite, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Late afternoon sun. Image taken January 7, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
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White-tailed Kite, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Late afternoon sun. Image taken January 7, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.



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