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Tag Archives: Greater Yellowlegs
Exciting changes continue at Fernhill Wetlands (Birding Oregon p. 61). This photo is from the drying lake bed of Fernhill Lake. Low water levels this summer have created some great shorebird habitat. Notice the clump of cottonwood trees that have … Continue reading
I scouted Fernhill Wetlands for the Willamette Valley portion of my shorebird class. After a cool summer, we have finally gotten some triple-digit temperatures, making birding a little challenging. But there is a lot of mud and the shorebirds are … Continue reading
In preparation for my shorebirds class for Portland Audubon, I have made several trips to Fernhill Wetlands (Birding Oregon p. 61) in recent weeks. As expected in the Willamette Valley in late summer, species diversity is fairly low, but there … Continue reading
My shorebird class had its field trip last Saturday. One of the more unusual sightings of the day was this Lesser Yellowlegs perching beside a Rock Pigeon on a metal roof. Perhaps the high perch provided a safe place from … Continue reading
Another quick trip to Fernhill Wetlands this afternoon produced a couple of species that were not present a few days ago. A Long-billed Dowitcher (left) and a Pectoral Sandpiper. Both birds are in juvenal plumage, indicated by the pale edges … Continue reading