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"Tokeland and Westport, Washington ... November 2, 2012"
The Trip:    Overcast and gray skies at Westport, drizzle starting at North Cove, and downpours at Tokeland ... went to Westport first to look for the Northern Wheatear (SUCCESS) and then to Tokeland to see if the Godwits were nearby (nope) ... had five different Grebes in the harbor at Tokeland ... at North Cove found a Wandering Tattler and Willipa Bay and hundreds of Northern Pintails !!!!!

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 or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Crow ... (W)
  2. Black-bellied Plover ... (T)
  3. Brown Pelican ... (W)
  4. Canada Geese ... (T)
  5.   Clark's Grebe ... (T)
  6.   Common Loon ... (T, W)
  7. Common Merganser ... (W)
  8.   Dark-eyed Junco ... (W)
  9.   Eared Grebe ... (T)
  10. Great Blue Heron ... (T)
  11. Greater Yellowlegs ... (T)
  12. Gull (species) ... (all over)
  13.   Horned Grebe ... (T)
  14. Northern Harrier ... (T)
  15. Northern Pintail ... (WB)
  16.   Northern Wheatear ... (W)
  17. Pelagic Cormorant ... (T)
  18.   Red-necked Grebe ... (T)
  19. Sanderling ... (W)
  20. Scaup (species) ... (W)
  21. Scoter (species) ... (W)
  22. Song Sparrow ... (T)
  23. Steller's Jay ... (Hwy 105)
  24.   Surf Scoter ... (NC, T)
  25.   Wandering Tattler ... (NC)
  26.   Western Grebe ... (T, W)
  27.   Willet ... (T)


"Lifers"
Northern Wheatear ... MORE Northern Wheatear images

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Northern Wheatear, Westhaven State Park, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast and looking like rain. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


This particular bird is only the second one recorded in Washington State.


Wandering Tattler ... MORE Wandering Tattler images

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Wandering Tattler, North Cove, Washington. Gray with drizzle. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Five Grebes
Clark's Grebe,
Western Grebe,
Red-necked Grebe,
Horned Grebe, and
Eared Grebe ...
MORE Clark's Grebe images
MORE Eared Grebe images
MORE Horned Grebe images
MORE Red-necked Grebe images
MORE Western Grebe images

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Clark's Grebe, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Clark's Grebe, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Clark's Grebe, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Western Grebes, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Western Grebes, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Red-necked Grebe, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Horned Grebe, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.

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Eared Grebe, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... combinations ...

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Western Grebe (left, behind) and Clark's Grebe (right, front), Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Red-necked Grebe (left, behind) and Western Grebe (right, front), Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Clark's Grebe (left, front) and Red-necked Grebe (right, behind), Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Eared Grebe (front) and Red-necked Grebe (behind), Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Other birds photographed
Common Loon ... MORE Common Loon images

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Common Loon, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Common Loon eating crab, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Dark-eyed Junco ... MORE Dark-eyed Junco images

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Dark-eyed Junco, Westhaven State Park, Westport, Washington. Gray overcast and looking like rain. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Surf Scoter ... MORE Surf Scoter images

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Surf Scoter, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Willet ... MORE Willet images

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Willets, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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