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"Vancouver Lake, Vancouver Lake Trail, and Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington ... February 18, 19, 23, and 24, 2018"
The Trips:
Sunday, February 18:   Cold winter day with light snow falling ... went out to look for a Western Screech Owl along the Vancouver Lake Trail, the Harris's Sparrow or Black Phoebe at Vancouver Lake, or the Glaucous Gull in the Lowlands ... NOPE !!! ... but we did find an Eurasian Wigeon in Buckmire Slough which parallels Vancouver Lake. A new LOWLANDS BIRD !!!
Monday, February 19:   COLD day with temperature about 34 ... but SUNNY !!! ... went back to look for the Glaucous Gull (no luck), Harris's Sparrow (no luck), and the Western Screech Owl ... SUCCESS !!!!!
Friday, February 23:   COLD and overcast with light snow ... went back to the Lowlands to look for the Glaucous and a Western Gull which had been spotted there in the morning ... lots of gulls but didn't find either of these ... stops included Vancouver Lake and Frenchman's Bar.
Saturday, February 24:   one more attempt to find the Glaucous Gull ... and SUCCESS !!!!!!!!!!! ... also had the Western Gull !!!.

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, or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Crow ... (VLL)
  2. American Kestrel ... (VLL)
  3. American Robin ... (VLL)
  4. American Wigeon ... (in slough)
  5. Bald Eagle ... (VL, VLL, VLT)
  6. Black-capped Chickadee ... (VL)
  7. Brown Creeper ... (VLT)
  8. Bufflehead ... (VLL)
  9. Cackling Geese ... (VLL)
  10. California Scrub-Jay ... (VL)
  11. Common Merganser ... (in slough)
  12.   Cooper's Hawk ... (VLL)
  13. Dark-eyed Junco ... (VL, including Slate)
  14. Double-crested Cormorant ... (VL)
  15. Downy Woodpecker ... (VL)
  16. European Starling ... (VLL)
  17.   Eurasian Wigeon ... (in slough)
  18. Fox Sparrow ... (near slough)
  19.   Glaucous Gull ... (VLL)
  20. Glaucous-winged Gull ... (VLL)
  21. Golden-crowned Sparrow ... (near slough, VL)
  22. Great Blue Heron ... (in slough)
  23.   Great Egret ... (in slough)
  24.   Herring Gull ... (VLL)
  25. Hooded Merganser ... (in slough)
  26. House Finch ... (VLL heard)
  27. Mallard ... (in slough)
  28. Mourning Dove ... (VL)
  29. Northern Flicker ... (VLL)
  30. Red-tailed Hawk ... (VLL)
  31. Red-winged Blackbird ... (VL)
  32. Ring-necked Duck ... (in slough)
  33. Sandhill Crane ... (VLL)
  34. Snow Geese ... (VLL)
  35. Song Sparrow ... (near slough, VL)
  36. Spotted Towhee ... (near slough, VL)
  37. Steller's Jay ... (VL)
  38.   Thayer's Gull ... (VLL)
  39.   Western Gull ... (VLL)
  40.   Western Screech-Owl ... (VLT)
  41. White-throated Sparrow ... (VL)
  42. Yellow-rumped Warbler ... (VL, VLT)


 
Cooper's Hawk ... MORE Cooper's Hawk images

Image, 2018, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Cooper's Hawk, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Cold day. Image taken February 19, 2018. Canon Rebel, 200mm w/1.4.


Eurasian Wigeon ... MORE Eurasian Wigeon images

Image, 2018, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington, click to enlarge
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Eurasian Wigeon, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Cold overcast day with light snowfall. Image taken February 18, 2018. Canon Rebel, 200mm w/1.4.


Glaucous Gull ... MORE Glaucous Gull images

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Glaucous Gull, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. (DIGISCOPED). Cold sunny day. Image taken February 24, 2018. Nikon S9700.
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Glaucous Gull, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. (DIGISCOPED). Cold sunny day. Image taken February 24, 2018. Nikon S9700.
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Glaucous Gull, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. (DIGISCOPED). Cold sunny day. Image taken February 24, 2018. Nikon S9700.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

Image, 2018, Buckmire Slough, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington,  click to enlarge
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Great Egret, Buckmire Slough, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Washington. Image taken February 18, 2018. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.


Herring Gull and Thayer's Gull ... MORE Herring Gull images
MORE Thayer's Gull images

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Herring Gull (behind) and Thayer's Gull (in front), Vancouver Lake Trail, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. (DIGISCOPED). Cold sunny day. Image taken February 19, 2018. Nikon S9700.


Western Gull ... MORE Western Gull images

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Western Gull, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. (DIGISCOPED). Cold sunny day. Image taken February 24, 2018. Nikon S9700.


Western Screech-Owl ... MORE Western Screech-Owl images

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Western Screech-Owl, Vancouver Lake Trail, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. (DIGISCOPED). Cold sunny day. Image taken February 19, 2018. Nikon S9700.
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Western Screech-Owl, Vancouver Lake Trail, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Cold sunny day. Image taken February 19, 2018. Left Nikon P900. Right Canon Rebel, 200mm w/1.4.



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