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"Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington ... December 26 and 31, 2013"
The Trips:
Thursday, December 26:   break in the over and gray day, late afternoon sunshine, mild temperatures ... went to look for the Brandt or the Ross's Goose which have been hanging out in the corn stubble fields along Lower River Road ... no success on those ... did have two Greater White-fronted Geese and one Snow Goose ...
Tuesday, December 31:   overcast and gray day but went back out again to look for the Brant, or to see if we could find the "Blue Goose" which had been seen there earlier in the week ... SUCCESS on the Brant at Frenchman's Bar (a new State bird !!!) but no luck on the "Blue Goose" ... did have a Merlin however ...

Frenchman's Bar Park:    For more birds seen or photographed at Frenchman's Bar ... 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 heard, seen, or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Crow ...
  2. American Kestrel ...
  3. Bald Eagle ...
  4.   Brant ...
  5. Brewer's Blackbird ...
  6. Cackling Geese ...
  7. Canada Geese ...
  8. European Starling ...
  9. Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  10. Great Blue Heron ...
  11. Great Egret ...
  12.   Greater White-fronted Goose ...
  13.   Merlin ...
  14. Pied-billed Grebe ...
  15. Red-tailed Hawk ...
  16. Red-winged Blackbird ...
  17.   Sandhill Crane ...
  18. Song Sparrow ...
  19.   Snow Goose ...
  20. Tundra Swan ...
  21. Western Scrub-Jay ...
  22. White-crowned Sparrow ...


 
Brant ... MORE Brant images

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Brant with Cackling Geese, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. (DIGISCOPED). Frenchman's Bar Park. Image taken December 31, 2013. Nikon 65 and Fuji XP170.


Merlin ... MORE Merlin images

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Merlin, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Lower River Road. Image taken December 31, 2013. Canon SX50.


Greater White-fronted Goose ... MORE Greater White-fronted Goose images

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Greater White-fronted Goose (right) with Cackling Geese, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 26, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Greater White-fronted Geese, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 26, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Sandhill Crane ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

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Sandhill Crane, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 26, 2013. Canon SX50.


Snow Goose ... MORE Snow Goose images

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Snow Goose, immature, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 26, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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December 2013