Thursday, February 23, 2017

Brown Thrasher

Lots of good hiding places for a Brown Thrasher along the Salishan Nature Trail. More typical views of the bird are shown below.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Long-tailed Duck

Cannon Beach sewage ponds, 12/23/16

Friday, December 23, 2016


Cannon Beach sewage ponds, 12/23/16

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Cannon Beach - Monthly Sewage Lagoon Walk

The Cannon Beach birding group saw a good assortment of ducks on our monthly walk at the sewage lagoons today. Highlights included a male Eurasian Wigeon, a male hybrid Eurasian Wigeon X American Wigeon, a Redhead, a Canvasback, and 2 Common Goldeneyes. A few hundred Red Phalaropes were still swimming in circles. There have been a couple of waves of Red Phalaropes this year, in greater than usual numbers.

Eurasian Wigeon

Eurasian Wigeon X American Wigeon hybrid


Canvasback with 3 Ring-necked Ducks

Red Phalarope

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Lincoln County

Common Scoter, Siletz Bay

Long-tailed Duck, female, Yaquina Bay

Long-tailed Duck, male, Yaquina Bay

Harlequin Duck

Horned Grebe, Siletz Bay

Herring Gull

Boiler Bay

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Red Phalaropes

Over 500 Red Phalaropes at Cannon Beach sewage ponds.
A few were wandering in the parking lot.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Lapland Longspurs

A flock of 130 Lapland Longspurs was flying around SJCR (parking lot C) in stormy weather 10/8/16. I went back 10/9/16 to try for closer photos, but difficult to get close to the flighty flock on the open salicornia-coverd marsh.