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"Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington ... April 9, 10, 13, 15, and 16, 2017"
The Trips:    April 9, 2017:    Dry but overcast Spring day with occasional sun ... went to look for Greater Yellowlegs which Bob F. had reported in the morning as being in the field across from the Vancouver Lake flushing channel ... he found over 40 and we found maybe 20 ... however we found over 75 Greater Yellowlegs in the flooded pasture at the end of Lower River Road !!! ... we also had a NEW Vancouver Lake Lowlands bird - a Great Horned Owl and youngster !!! ... brief stop at Vancouver Lake but saw only a crow. ... April 10, 2017:    re-visited Vancouver Lake and the Lowlands, looking for the Bonaparte's Gulls from yesterday. No luck on the Gulls but had some other nice birds ... April 13, 2017:    went out looking for Bonaparte's as TEN were reported yesterday !!! ... weather chilly and went between sun and heavy downpours ... about 30 Great Egrets at the flooded field with lots of Cacklers and four Snow Geese !!! ... still amazing numbers of Greater Yellowlegs around ... and heard much more Common Yellowthroat singing than we heard on Sunday. The Lesser Yellowlegs and the Wilson's Snipe were new list birds for the Vancouver Lake Lowlands !!! ... stops at Vancouver Lake flushing channel (Clark's Grebes !!!) and LaFrambois Road ... April 15, 2017:    beautiful sunny Spring day !!! ... went out late afternoon to Vancouver Lake to see if the Grebes were there ... nope ... returned home via the Old Lower River Road where saw a Cooper's Hawk !!! ... April 16, 2017:    windy overcast day ... went back out to look for the Lesser Yellowlegs ... found him !!!

LaFrambois Road:    For more birds seen or photographed along LaFrambois Road ... click here.
Vancouver Lake:    For more birds seen or photographed around Vancouver Lake ... click here.
Dike, End of Lower River Road:    For more birds seen or photographed from the dike ... 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, LaFrambois Road) ... click here.


Birds seen, heard, or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Coot ...
  2. American Crow ...
  3. American Kestrel ...
  4. American Robin ...
  5. Black-capped Chickadee ...
  6.   Bonaparte's Gull ...
  7. Brewer's Blackbird ...
  8. Bufflehead ...
  9. Cackling Geese ...
  10. California Scrub-Jay ...
  11. Canada Geese ...
  12. Common Yellowthroat ... (heard)
  13. European Collared-Dove ...
  14. European Starling ...
  15. Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  16. Great Blue Heron ...
  17. Great Egret ...
  18.   Great Horned Owl ... (mom and baby on nest)
  19. Greater Yellowlegs ...
  20. Gull (species) ...
  21. House Finch ...
  22. House Sparrow ...
  23. Killdeer ...
  24. Lesser Scaup ...
  25. Mallard ...
  26. Northern Flicker ...
  27. Northern Shoveler ...
  28. Osprey ...
  29. Pied-billed Grebe ...
  30. Red-tailed Hawk ...
  31. Red-winged Blackbird ...
  32. Ring-necked Duck ...
  33. Ring-necked Pheasant ...
  34. Sandhill Crane ...
  35. Savannah Sparrow ...
  36. Song Sparrow ...
  37. Swallow (species) ...

Additional birds from the 10th:
  1. Brown-headed Cowbird ... (VL)
  2. Mourning Dove ... (VL)
  3. Orange-crowned Warbler ...
  4. Spotted Towhee ... (VL)
  5. White-throated Sparrow ... (VL)
  6. Yellow-rumped Warbler ... (VL)


Additional birds from the 13th:
  1. American Wigeon ...
  2.   Clark's Grebe ... (VL)
  3.   Cliff Swallow ... (VL)
  4.   Lesser Yellowlegs ...
  5.   Snow Goose ...
  6.   Wilson's Snipe ...


Additional birds from the 15th:
  1. Double-crested Cormorant ... (VL)
  2. Cooper's Hawk ...


Additional birds from the 16th:
  1. Northern Harrier ...
  2. Turkey Vulture ...


 
Bonaparte's Gull ... MORE Bonaparte's Gull images

Image, 2017, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Three Bonaparte's Gulls with Great Egrets, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Photographed from moving car. Inset is from same original frame but just inset to reduce width of image. Image taken April 9, 2017. Canon Rebel, 135z.
Image, 2017, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Three Bonaparte's Gulls with Great Egrets, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Photographed from moving car. Inset is from same original frame but just inset to reduce width of image. Image taken April 9, 2017. Canon Rebel, 135z.


Clark's Grebe ... MORE Clark's Grebe images

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Clark's Grebe, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken April 13, 2017. Nikon P900.


Cliff Swallow ... MORE Cliff Swallow images

Image, 2017, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Cliff Swallow, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken April 13, 2017. Nikon P900.


Great Horned Owl ... MORE Great Horned Owl images

Image, 2017, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Great Horned Owls in nest, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. End of Lower River Road. Baby and "mom". Image taken April 9, 2017. Nikon P900.


Lesser Yellowlegs ... MORE Lesser Yellowlegs images

Image, 2017, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Lesser Yellowlegs, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. End of Lower River Road. Image taken April 13, 2017. Nikon P900.


Snow Geese ... MORE Snow Geese images

Image, 2017, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Snow Geese, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken April 13, 2017. Nikon P900.


Wilson's Snipe ... MORE Wilson's Snipe images

Image, 2017, Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Wilson's Snipe, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken April 13, 2017. Nikon P900.



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