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"Tokeland, Grayland Beach, and Westport, Washington ... October 25, 2012"
The Trip:    Overcast with occasional sunbreaks, but dry ... went to Tokeland to look for the Bar-tailed Godwit (nope), Grayland Beach to look for the Snowy Plover (nope) and the Wilson's Plover (nope), and then Westport Marina to look for the young Common Eider male which has been hanging out there (yes !!!) ... so 1 out of 4 !!!!!!!!!!

The Locale:    Tokeland to Westport is approximately 15 miles of Washington Highway 105, with Tokeland on the south and Westport on the north, with Grayland Beach inbetween. For more birds seen or photographed in this area ... click here.

Grays Harbor County:    For more birds seen or photographed in Grays Harbor County ... click here.
Pacific County:    For more birds seen or photographed in Pacific County ... click here.


Birds seen, heard, or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1.   American Crow ... (T, W, Hwy 105)
  2. American Robin ... (T)
  3.   Black-bellied Plover ... (T)
  4. Brewer's Blackbird ... (T, W)
  5. Brown Pelican ... (W)
  6. Cackling Geese ... (Hwy 105)
  7. Caspian Tern ... (T)
  8.   Common Eider ... (W)
  9.   Common Loon ... (T, W)
  10. Common Merganser ... (T)
  11. Common Raven ... (Hwy 105)
  12. Double-crested Cormorant ... (T)
  13. Ducks (thousands) ... (Hwy 105)
  14.   Dunlin ... (GB)
  15. European Starling ... (T)
  16. Glaucous-winged Gull ... (T)
  17. Golden-crowned Sparrow ... (GB)
  18. Great Blue Heron ... (T, W, Hwy 105)
  19. Greater Yellowlegs ... (T)
  20. Gull (species) ... (GB, T, W)
  21.   Horned Grebe ... (T, W)
  22. Killdeer ... (T)
  23. Long-billed Curlew or Whimbrel (T, distance, bad lighting, long curved bill)
  24. Marbled Godwit ... (T)
  25. Mew Gull ... (T)
  26. Northern Flicker ... (GB, T)
  27. Pelagic Cormorant ... (W)
  28.   Red-necked Grebe ... (T)
  29. Red-tailed Hawk ... (Hwy 105)
  30.   Sanderling ... (GB)
  31.   Western Grebe ... (T, W)
  32.   Western Sandpiper ... (GB, T)
  33. Western Scrub-Jay ... (Hwy 105)


"Lifers"
Common Eider ... MORE Common Eider images

Image, 2012, Westport, Washington, click to enlarge
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Common Eider, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Common Eider, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Common Eider, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Common Eider, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... wings ...

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Common Eider, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... taking off ...

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Common Eider, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Common Eider, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Common Eider, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

Other birds photographed
American Crow ... MORE American Crow images

Image, 2012, Westport, Washington, click to enlarge
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American Crow, Westport Marina, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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American Crow, Westport Marina, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Black-bellied Plover ... MORE Black-bellied Plover images

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Black-bellied Plover, Tokeland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Black-bellied Plover, Tokeland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Common Loon ... Tokeland ... MORE Common Loon images

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Common Loon, Tokeland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Common Loon, Tokeland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Common Loon ... Westport ... MORE Common Loon images

Image, 2012, Westport, Washington, click to enlarge
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Common Loon, Westport Marina, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Common Loon, Westport Marina, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Common Loon, Westport Marina, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Common Loon, Westport Marina, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Dunlin ... MORE Dunlin images

Image, 2012, Grayland Beach, Washington, click to enlarge
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Dunlin, Grayland Beach State Park, Grayland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Dunlin and Western Sandpiper ... MORE Dunlin images
MORE Western Sandpiper images

Image, 2012, Grayland Beach, Washington, click to enlarge
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Dunlin and Western Sandpiper, Grayland Beach State Park, Grayland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Dunlin and Western Sandpiper, Grayland Beach State Park, Grayland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Horned Grebe ... MORE Horned Grebe images

Image, 2012, Westport, Washington, click to enlarge
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Horned Grebe, Westport Marina, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Red-necked Grebe ... MORE Red-necked Grebe images

Image, 2012, Tokeland, Washington, click to enlarge
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Red-necked Grebe, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Red-necked Grebe, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Sanderling ... MORE Sanderling images

Image, 2012, Grayland Beach, Washington, click to enlarge
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Sanderlings, Grayland Beach State Park, Grayland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Sanderling, Grayland Beach State Park, Grayland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Sanderling, Grayland Beach State Park, Grayland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... running ... MORE Sanderling images

Image, 2012, Grayland Beach, Washington, click to enlarge
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Sanderling, Grayland Beach State Park, Grayland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Sanderling, Grayland Beach State Park, Grayland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... scenic ... MORE Sanderling images

Image, 2012, Grayland Beach, Washington, click to enlarge
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Scenic ... Sanderling, Grayland Beach State Park, Grayland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Western Grebe ... MORE Western Grebe images

Image, 2012, Tokeland, Washington, click to enlarge
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Western Grebe, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Western Grebe, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Western Grebe, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Western Sandpiper ... MORE Western Sandpiper images

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Western Sandpiper, Grayland Beach State Park, Grayland, Washington. Gray overcast but dry day, occasional sun break. Image taken October 25, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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