Posted by: atowhee | March 30, 2016

COASTING AND BIRDING

My wife and I were glad to take advantage of the first real day of spring…and went to the Pacific Coast, visiting Lincoln City and Neskowin.  Bright sun, low tide, seagoing ducks riding the soft wavelets in Siletz Bay.  Fine time had by all.  Out picnic lunch was serenaded by a singing White-crowned Sparrow at Josephine Young Park.DUK GRP (1280x960)Neskowin Marsh. GWT MALE (1280x960) NESKO MARSH PINT-NESKO (1280x960)Ducks on Siletz Bay, mostly Red-breasted Mergansers. RBM--BUFF (1280x960) RBM-BUFF2 (1280x960) RBM-BUFF4 (1280x960) RBM-FEMAlE (1280x960) RBM-FEMALE2 (1280x960)

Josephine Young Park, Lincoln, Oregon, US.  13 species.
Five of the species we saw today were new ones for me this year in Oregon.  It was my first visit to the Oregon coast in 2016.

American Wigeon (Anas americana)  40
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  40
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)  6
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)  15
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)  2
Common Loon (Gavia immer)  1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)  X
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)  X
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  2
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)  1     singing

Roads End SP, Lincoln, Oregon, US
7 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)  X
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)  X
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  X

Neskowin Area, Tillamook, Oregon, US
12 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
American Wigeon (Anas americana)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  X
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)  X
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)  X
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)  X
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)  X
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  X

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