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"Toutle River, Washington ... May 17, 2011"
The Trip:    overcast and gray but dry ... went looking for Bank Swallows, which in the past had a colony at the mouth of the Toutle where it merges with the Cowlitz River ... this site was reported destroyed in the spring of 2011 ... found 3 or 4 Bank Swallows out over the Cowlitz, and their new nesting site.

Cowlitz County:    For more birds seen or photographed in Cowlitz County ... click here.


Birds seen or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Crow ...
  2. American Robin ...
  3.   Bank Swallow ...
  4. Barn Swallow ...
  5. Common Mergansers ...
  6. European Starling ...
  7. Rock Pigeon ...
  8. Violet-green Swallow ...
  9.   Western Bluebird ...
  10. White-crowned Sparrow ...

 
Bank Swallow ... MORE Bank Swallow images

Image, 2011, Toutle River, Washington, click to enlarge
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Bank Swallow nesting location, Toutle River, Washington. Image taken May 17, 2011. Canon EOS 60d, 200z.


Western Bluebird ... MORE Western Bluebird images

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Western Bluebird, male (left) and female in nestbox (right), Toutle River, Washington. Image taken May 17, 2011. Canon EOS 60d, 200z.
Image, 2011, Toutle River, Washington, click to enlarge
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female in nestbox, Toutle River, Washington. Image taken May 17, 2011. Canon EOS 60d, 200z.



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