Posted by: atowhee | September 3, 2016

SATURDAY AT THE SLOUGH

A lone American Avocet remains at the small pond north of Colville Road.  Flock of White Pelicans still present.  Hundreds of Barn Swallows over the ponds and marshes and mown fields.avo-nap (1280x960)

The nearest known nesting colonies of avocets in Oregon are east of the Cascades so this guy had to at least come from as far away as Lake or Klamath County…unless he came six hundred miles up the coast from the Bay Area in California.

Baskett Slough NWR, Polk, Oregon, US
Sep 3, 2016 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM. 17 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  7
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)  40
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  2
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  9
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  4
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
American Coot (Fulica americana)  1
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)  1     in pond north of Colville Road
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  X
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)  2
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  500
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  X
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  30
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1
Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)  40

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