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Coastal Oregon

Amazingly, we encountered beautiful and sunny weather while we were in the Portland area. It did rain on one of the five days we were there but who can complain when we were there for the only days it didn’t rain in the past two months?

Oregon Coast
Oregon Coast

Glaucous-winged and Western Gulls were overly abundant along the coast. Didn’t find any Thayer’s Gulls the first day but did find a single Eurasian Wigeon on a golf course pond.

Western Gull
Western Gull

The second day we checked out Westmoreland Park near SE Portland and found several adult Thayer’s Gulls in addition to 1st cycle Thayer’s, a flock of 12+ (minima) Cackling Geese, Eurasian Wigeon and many Wood Ducks.

Cackling Goose
Cackling Goose (B.h. minima)

Wood Duck
Wood Duck

Eurasian Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon

Thayer's Gull
Thayer’s Gull (adult)

Thayer's Gull
Thayer’s Gull (adult)

Thayer's Gull
Thayer’s Gull (1st cycle)

We ended the trip with a beautiful stay in the Willamette Valley wine country. We’ve been up to the area several times before but the beautiful weather in the middle of December was a lovely treat.

Willamette Valley
Willamette Valley

 

Posted by on December 22, 2010 in Photography Adventures

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Gullday Sunday

I recorded a total of 9 species of Gull today at E 72nd St. in Cleveland.

Species: Herring, Ring-billed, Bonaparte’s, Thayer’s, Iceland, Glaucous, Great Black-backed, Lesser Black-backed Gull and a single Black-legged Kittiwake.

Weather conditions: 23F, Snow, heavy at times, Wind SSW 15mph.

Photos:

Glaucous Gull
Glaucous Gull

Iceland Gull
Iceland Gull

Great Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull

Bonaparte's Gull
Bonaparte’s Gull

Thayer's Gull
Thayer’s Gull

 

Posted by on January 11, 2009 in Photography Adventures

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Happy New Year

Already off to a good start in ’09 with 3 new photo birds: Red-necked Grebe, Williamson’s Sapsucker and Great Horned Owl. I ticked the first two up in Ventura on Saturday and the Great Horned Owl right here in the Ballona Wetlands. He was located within a grove of Eucalyptus trees next to the Gas Co. parcel adjacent to the Ballona Freshwater Marsh. Apparently there has been a couple resident there for a while and even nested one year and fledged at least one chick.

Some other good fortune – I checked Ballona Creek a couple times for the Black Scoters that Martin Meyers found but it wasn’t until saturday afternoon that I was able to photograph them and in decent lighting conditions. There was also a nice adult Thayer’s Gull nearby. Photos follow.

Red-necked Grebe
Red-necked Grebe

Williamson's Sapsucker
Williamson’s Sapsucker

Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl

Black Scoter
Black Scoter

Black Scoter
Black Scoter

Thayer's Gull
Thayer’s Gull

 

Posted by on January 5, 2009 in Photography Adventures

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Echo Park Lake

I haven’t been keeping up on my blog updates. Partly due to the holidays and partly due to a weird sinus/head cold I’ve been fighting for the past few days. Anyway…I ended up rushing over to Echo Lake Park in Downtown after a friend called to tell me they were looking at a 1st year THAYER’S GULL just a few feet from them and with the sun at their back!! I have been trying to track down a Thayer’s Gull to photograph for quite a while… Not having any luck at Ballona (where they are irregularly found), I quickly forgot about my sinus headache and jumped in the car to go photograph. There were also LOTS of Glaucous-winged Gulls all around.

Thayer's Gull (1st year)
Thayer’s Gull (1st year)

Glaucous-winged Gull (1st year)
Glaucous-winged Gull (1st year)

 

Posted by on December 29, 2008 in Photography Adventures

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