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"Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington ... September 25, 2014"
The Trip:    Overcast and gray morning, with minor sunbreaks early afternoon. Large rain squalls coming in. Quick trip early afternoon to the "Lower River Road Pond" (a.k.a. "Rufener's Pond") to look for the Marbled Godwits which had been reported there by Randy Hill this morning ... SUCCESS !!!!!!!! ...

"Lower River Road Pond" and "Rufener's Pond":    "Lower River Road Pond", "Rufener's Pond" and "Elmer's Pond" are all un-official names for a large pond located on the east side of Lower River Road. The wetlands are owned by the Port of Vancouver who in 2004 bought the Elmer Rufener property. (Note, the Vancouver Audubon Society uses the mis-spelling "Ruefner's Pond" in their newsletters.) The wetlands are part of the "Columbia River Wetland Mitigation Bank".

Rufener's Pond:    For more birds seen or photographed at Rufener's Pond ... click here.
Vancouver Lake Lowlands:    For more birds seen or photographed at the Vancouver Lake Lowlands (Lower River Road, Vancouver Lake, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Rufener's Pond, Frenchman's Bar, LaFrambois Road) ... click here.


Birds seen, heard, and photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. Duck species ...
  2. Great Blue Heron ...
  3. Great Egret ...
  4. Greater Yellowlegs ...
  5. Killdeer ...
  6. Least Sandpiper ...
  7.   Long-billed Dowitcher ...
  8.   Marbled Godwit ...
  9.   Pectoral Sandpiper ...
  10.   Solitary Sandpiper ...


 
Long-billed Dowitcher ... MORE Long-billed Dowitcher images

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Long-billed Dowitchers with Greater Yellowlegs, "Rufener/Elmer's Pond", Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast gray day, with minor sunbreaks. Image taken September 25, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Marbled Godwit ... MORE Marble Godwit images

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Marbled Godwits, "Rufener/Elmer's Pond", Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast gray day, with minor sunbreaks. Image taken September 25, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Marbled Godwits, "Rufener/Elmer's Pond", Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast gray day, with minor sunbreaks. Image taken September 25, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Pectoral Sandpipers ... MORE Pectoral Sandpipers images

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Pectoral Sandpipers, "Rufener/Elmer's Pond", Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast gray day, with minor sunbreaks. Image taken September 25, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Solitary Sandpiper ... MORE Solitary Sandpipers images

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Solitary Sandpiper, "Rufener/Elmer's Pond", Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast gray day, with minor sunbreaks. Image taken September 25, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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