Posted by: atowhee | October 12, 2016

HAGG LAKE: LOONS PLUS

My wife and I drove the perimeter of Hagg Lake today, during the last bright sunshine we expect for some time.  As I write the rain has returned, love the rain.

There were 2 Common Loons in the far northwest corner near the main  boat ramp and cafe.  Also the Cackling Goose flock was hauled onto the mud slopes there and a single White-fronted Goose was grazing, a pygmy next to the resident Canada Geese nearby.

Later as we drove south on Hwy 47 about two thousand Cacklers were flying in V-formations over Gaston, heading our way.

Henry Hagg Lake Park (Scoggins Valley Park), Washington, Oregon, US
Oct 12, 2016 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM.  20 species

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)  1
Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii)  200
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  75
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  20
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)  2
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)  35
Common Loon (Gavia immer)  2
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  6
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  5
American Coot (Fulica americana)  50
California Gull (Larus californicus)  16
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  1
Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  11
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1

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