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"Willow Grove and Woodland Bottoms, Washington ... March 20, 2013"
The Trip:    Rainy gray day ... went out anyways to look for gulls fishing for Smelt ... found the Smelt run on the Columbia River at Willow Grove, approximately 10 miles downstream of Kelso and Longview and the mouth of the Cowlitz River ... stopped at Woodland Bottoms on the way home and made one quick pass just to see what was there ...

Kalama to Willow Grove:    Kalama to Willow Grove, Washington, is a 20-mile stretch along the Columbia River and includes such Cowlitz County places as the Port of Kalama, Kalama River, Longview, Cowlitz River, Fisher Island and Slough, and Willow Grove Beach. To see a listing of birds seen or photographed in this area ... click here.

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. Bald Eagle ...
  4. California Gull ...
  5. Common Merganser ...
  6. Common Raven ...
  7. Double-crested Cormorant ...
  8. Eurasian Collared Dove ...
  9. European Starling ...
  10.   Glaucous-winged Gull ...
  11. Great Egret ...
  12. Herring Gull ...
  13. Red-tailed Hawk (Rufous-morphed) ...
  14. Ring-billed Gull ...
  15. Scaup (species) ...
  16. Song Sparrow ...
  17.   Sandhill Crane ...
  18. Tree Swallow ...
  19. Turkey Vulture ...

 
Glaucous-winged Gull with Pacific Smelt ... MORE Glaucous-winged Gull images

Image, 2013, Columbia River at Willow Grove, Washington, click to enlarge
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Glaucous-winged Gull with Pacific Smelt, Columbia River at Willow Grove, Washington. Overcast and rainy. Image taken March 20, 2013. Canon EOS 60d, 200z w/1.4.


Sandhill Cranes ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

Image, 2013, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington, click to enlarge
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Sandhill Cranes, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Overcast and rainy. Image taken March 20, 2013. Canon EOS 60d, 200z w/1.4.



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