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"Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington ... February 11, 2012"
The Trip:   Warm and overcast but dry ... went to find the female Mountain Bluebird which had been reported there ... SUCCESS !!! ... also had a nice surprise in a male Ring-necked Pheasant !!! ... Canon T3i, 300mm.

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. For more birds seen, heard, or photographed at Steigerwald Lake Refuge ... click here.


Birds seen or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Coot ...
  2. American Kestrel ...
  3. American Robin ...
  4. Ameican Wigeon ...
  5. Bald Eagle ...
  6. Bewick's Wren ...
  7. Black-capped Chickadee ...
  8. Bufflehead ...
  9. Cackling Geese ...
  10. Canada Geese ...
  11. Common Goldeneye (on Columbia) ...
  12. Common Merganser ...
  13. Double-crested Cormorant ...
  14. European Starling ...
  15. Great Blue Heron ...
  16. Green-winged Teal ...
  17. Hooded Merganser ...
  18. Horned Grebe (on Columbia) ...
  19. Killdeer ...
  20. Lesser Scaup ...
  21. Mallard ...
  22.   Mountain Bluebird ...
  23. Northern Flicker ...
  24. Northern Harrier ...
  25. Northern Pintail ...
  26. Northern Shoveler ...
  27. Red-tailed Hawk ...
  28. Red-winged Blackbird ...
  29. Ring-necked Duck ...
  30.   Ring-necked Pheasant ...
  31. Song Sparrow ...
  32. Western Scrub-Jay ...

 
Mountain Bluebird ... MORE Mountain Bluebird images

Image, 2012, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Mountain Bluebird, female, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken February 11, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
Image, 2012, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2012, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Mountain Bluebird, female, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken February 11, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


Ring-necked Pheasant ... MORE Ring-necked Pheasant images

Image, 2012, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Ring-necked Pheasant, male, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken February 11, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
Image, 2012, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Ring-necked Pheasant, male, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken February 11, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm.



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February 2012