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"Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington ... February 25, 2015"
The Trip:    Overcast drizzly winter day ... went to Woodland Bottoms to see if we could find the male Tufted Duck seen on the Columbia with the Scaup yesterday ... SUCCESS !!!!!!!

Woodland Bottoms:    Woodland Bottoms is the floodplain of the Lewis River. The area is in Cowlitz County and is bordered on the north by Burke Slough, on the south by the Lewis River, on the east by Interstate 5, and on the west by the Columbia River. For more birds seen or photographed in this area ... click here.

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


Birds seen, heard, or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Crow ...
  2. American Kestrel ...
  3. American Robin ...
  4. Bald Eagle ...
  5. Belted Kingfisher ...
  6. Canada Geese ...
  7. Common Goldeneye ...
  8. Common Merganser ...
  9. Common Raven ...
  10.   Cooper's Hawk ...
  11. Dark-eyed Junco ...
  12. Double-crested Cormorant ...
  13.   Eurasian Collared-Dove ...
  14. European Starling ...
  15. Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  16. Great Blue Heron ...
  17. Greater Scaup ...
  18. Horned Grebe ...
  19. Mallard ...
  20. Northern Harrier ...
  21.   Pied-billed Grebe ...
  22. Red-tailed Hawk ...
  23. Ring-billed Gull ...
  24.   Sandhill Crane ...
  25. Song Sparrow ...
  26.   Tufted Duck ...
  27. Western Scrub-Jay ...
  28. White-crowned Sparrow ...

and:
  1.   LOTS of GULLS !!!!!!


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

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Cooper's Hawk, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Overcast drizzly day with some steady rain. Image taken February 25, 2015. Canon EOS 60d, 300mm.


Eurasian Collared-Dove ... MORE Eurasian Collared-Dove images

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Eurasian Collared-Dove, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Overcast drizzly day with some steady rain. Image taken February 25, 2015. Canon EOS 60d, 300mm.


Gulls !!!!!!! ...  

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LOTS of Gulls, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Overcast drizzly day with some steady rain. Image taken February 25, 2015. Canon EOS 60d, 300mm.


Pied-billed Grebe ... MORE Pied-billed Grebe images

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Pied-billed Grebe, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Overcast drizzly day with some steady rain. Image taken February 25, 2015. Canon EOS 60d, 300mm.


Sandhill Crane ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

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Sandhill Cranes, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Overcast drizzly day with some steady rain. Image taken February 25, 2015. Canon EOS 60d, 300mm.


... dance ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

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"Dance" ... Sandhill Cranes, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Overcast drizzly day with some steady rain. Image taken February 25, 2015. Canon EOS 60d, 300mm.
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"Dance" ... Sandhill Cranes, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Overcast drizzly day with some steady rain. Image taken February 25, 2015. Canon EOS 60d, 300mm.
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"Dance" ... Sandhill Cranes, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Overcast drizzly day with some steady rain. Image taken February 25, 2015. Canon EOS 60d, 300mm.
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"Dance" ... Sandhill Cranes, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Overcast drizzly day with some steady rain. Image taken February 25, 2015. Canon EOS 60d, 300mm.
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"Dance" ... Sandhill Cranes, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Overcast drizzly day with some steady rain. Image taken February 25, 2015. Canon EOS 60d, 300mm.


Tufted Duck ... MORE Tufted Duck images

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"Resting", Tufted Duck, male, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. (DIGISCOPED). Overcast drizzly day with some steady rain. Image taken February 25, 2015. Left image Canon EOS 60d, 300mm. Right image Canon D10.

Had occasional great scope views of him swimming with his tuft nicely showing ... he eventually merged with a flock of HUNDREDS of Scaup and we never re-found him.



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