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"Woodland Bottoms, Washington ... February 23, 26, and 28, 2014"
The Trips:    Sunday afternoon (February 23) started just chilly, overcast, and gray, and ended up drizzly ... went out anyways to look for the Rough-legged Hawks ... took the better camera to get better pictures ... got better images even without any sun ... LOTS of gull flocks around ... ended up with a new Washington State Bird - the Glaucous Gull !!! ... all total, had SIX gulls on sunday !!! ...
  1. Glaucous Gull ...
  2. Glaucous-winged Gull ...
  3. Herring Gull ...
  4. Mew Gull ...
  5. Ring-billed Gull ...
  6. Western Gull ...

Wednesday afternoon (February 26) was high overcast and getting cloudier as the afternoon wore on ... front coming in ... went back out to "hunt" gulls but could only find 15 !!!! ... 12 of them at Horseshoe Lake and 3 of them seen overhead ...

Friday afternoon (February 28) was a nice warm sunny late winter day !!! ... went out to Kalama and Willow Grove to look for gulls ... stopped at Woodland Bottoms on the way home ... and found a SAY'S PHOEBE !!!!!!!!!!!

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, February 23, 2014:
  1. American Crow ...
  2. American Kestrel ...
  3. American Robin ...
  4. Cackling Goose ...
  5. Canada Goose ...
  6. Common Merganser ...
  7. Common Raven ...
  8. Eurasian Collared-Dove ...
  9. European Starling ...
  10.   Glaucous Gull ...
  11.   Glaucous-winged Gull ...
  12. Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  13. Great Blue Heron ...
  14. Great Egret ...
  15.   Herring Gull ...
  16. Lesser Scaup ...
  17. Mallard ...
  18.   Mew Gull ...
  19. Northern Harrier ...
  20. Red-tailed Hawk ...
  21. Ring-billed Gull ...
  22.   Rough-legged Hawk ... (light-morph and dark-morph)
  23. Sandhill Crane ...
  24.   Western Gull ...
  25. Western Scrub-Jay ...

Birds seen, heard, or photographed, February 26, 2014:
  1. American Crow ...
  2. American Kestrel ...
  3. American Robin ...
  4. Cackling Geese ...
  5.   Common Goldeneye ... (Lewis River)
  6. Eurasian Collared-Dove ...
  7. European Starling ...
  8.   Glaucous-winged Gull ... (Horseshoe Lake)
  9. Golden-crowned Sparrow ...
  10. Lesser Scaup ...
  11. Mallard ...
  12. Northern Harrier ...
  13. Pied-billed Grebe ...
  14. Red-tailed Hawk ...
  15.   Ring-billed Gull ... (Horseshoe Lake)
  16. Rough-legged Hawk ...
  17. Sandhill Crane ...
  18. Western Scrub-Jay ...

... and a:

  1.   Chinese Swan Goose ...

Birds photographed, February 28, 2014:
  1.   Great Blue Heron ... (Rookery)
  2. Northern Harrier ...
  3. Red-tailed Hawk ...
  4.   Say's Phoebe ...
  5. Western Meadowlark ...


 
Chinese Swan Goose ... MORE Chinese Swan Goose images

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Chinese Swan Geese, Horseshoe Lake, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken February 26, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Common Goldeneye ... MORE Common Goldeneye images

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Common Goldeneye, male, Lewis River, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken February 26, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Glaucous Gull ... MORE Glaucous Gull images

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Glaucous Gull, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast, chilly, drizzly. Image taken February 23, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Glaucous-winged Gull ... MORE Glaucous-winged Gull images

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Glaucous-winged Gull, Horseshoe Lake, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken February 26, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Glaucous-winged Gull, youngster, Horseshoe Lake, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken February 26, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Great Blue Heron ... (rookery) ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron Rookery, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Sunny and mild winter day. Image taken February 28, 2014. Nikon AW110.
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Great Blue Heron Rookery, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Sunny and mild winter day. Image taken February 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Herring Gull ... MORE Herring Gull images

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Herring Gull, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast, chilly, drizzly. Image taken February 23, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Herring Gull with 1st-year Glaucous-winged Gull in background, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast, chilly, drizzly. Image taken February 23, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Mew Gull ... MORE Mew Gull images

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Mew Gulls, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast, chilly, drizzly. Image taken February 23, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Ring-billed Gull ... MORE Ring-billed Gull images

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Ring-billed Gull, Horseshoe Lake, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken February 26, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Ring-billed Gulls, Horseshoe Lake, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken February 26, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Ring-billed Gull, youngster, Horseshoe Lake, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken February 26, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Ring-billed Gull, Horseshoe Lake, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken February 26, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Rough-legged Hawk ... MORE Rough-legged Hawk images

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"Light-morph" ... Rough-legged Hawk, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast, chilly, drizzly. Image taken February 23, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


(for more pictures of this same individual, see January 13, 2014, images of first "light-morph")
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"Light-morph" ... Rough-legged Hawk, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast, chilly, drizzly. Image taken February 23, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... "dark-morph" ... MORE Rough-legged Hawk images

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"Dark-morph" ... Rough-legged Hawk, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast, chilly, drizzly. Image taken February 23, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


(for more pictures of this same individual, see January 13, 2014, images of first "dark-morph")


Say's Phoebe ... MORE Say's Phoebe images

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Say's Phoebe, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Sunny and mild winter day. Image taken February 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Say's Phoebe, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Sunny and mild winter day. Image taken February 28, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Western Gull ... MORE Western Gull images

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Western Gulls, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. (DIGISCOPED). Overcast, chilly, drizzly. Image taken February 23, 2014. Nikon 65 and Nikon AW110.



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