Tag Archives: Sandhill Crane

Random Ramblings

Most of my recent outings have been while leading trips or in dreary conditions, both of which limit any photo opportunities. So here are some dribs and drabs from recent weeks. This Black-tailed Deer and her fawn were at Cooper … Continue reading

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Ridgefield NWR

On rare occasions, I cross the Columbia River to visit Washington. When the weather is less than stellar, the auto tour at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge offers a nice way to get close to wildlife without getting too wet. A … Continue reading

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Sauvie Island

I took my Little Brown Birds class to Sauvie Island. A walk along the length of Rentenaar Road is always good for sparrows. We found at least four White-throated Sparrows. This species was considered quite rare in Oregon ten years … Continue reading

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April Teasers

After the wettest March on record, April hasĀ  provided a few sunny days to help awaken us from our rain-induced torpor. I made a quick trip out to Fernhill Wetlands to look for the Swamp Sparrow that has been reported … Continue reading

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Sauvie Island 4/5/12

I took advantage of the dry weather to scout Sauvie Island (Birding Oregon p. 55) for my Little Brown Birds field trip. Sandhill Cranes are still present in good numbers. The Osprey nest along Rentenaar Road is occupied again. We … Continue reading

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Sauvie Island

Here are a few recent shots from Sauvie Island (Birding Oregon p. 55). Sandhill Cranes are still present in good numbers. Here are some Sandhills with three Dusky Canada Geese (Branta canadensis occidentalis). Note the red plastic collar on the … Continue reading

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Autumn Movements

With the autumnal equinox this week, we are seeing migrants returning to the Willamette Valley. The first flocks of Cackling Geese have arrived along with good numbers of Greater White-fronted Geese. The brambles are once again hosting Golden-crowned Sparrows. Sandhill … Continue reading

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Logan Valley

On a recent trip to Grant County, I visited one of my favorite sites in Oregon. Located 17 miles west of Seneca, Logan Valley (Birding Oregon p.32) is a vast meadow. The area attracts the typical grassland species; Savannah Sparrow, … Continue reading

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Sauvie Island

I spent a gorgeous day at Sauvie Island, northwest of Portland. There are still good numbers of waterfowl and Sandhill Cranes, but the sparrows have started to thin out. Sandhill Cranes (and Mallards) Dusky Canada Geese, Sandhill Cranes (and Mallards) … Continue reading

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