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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Scouting Out Columbia County

This afternoon, before our New Year's celebrations, we spent a couple of hours birding around Scappoose before tomorrow when the new year list begins. If we see again tomorrow what we saw today, I will be thrilled! The afternoon ended with 45 species in just two hours.

Some of the bird highlights included a rough-legged hawk, an American bittern, a pileated woodpecker, and a couple of Lincoln's sparrows. Here are some of the photo highlights:

Here's lookin' at you
Rough-legged hawk taking flight
Canada geese overhead
Four of the 50 or so great egrets we saw

Happy New Year everyone!!

5 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great sightings and photos! I wish you all the best in 2012, Monika. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Great Wooly Bully there Monika and more great Egrets stood together than I've seen so far in the UK

Good luck for 2012

Cheers

Davo

Christian Bastiaansen said...

Monika For you and your Family
Whe wish you al the best for 2012
Greetings Christian The Netherlands
www.cawfotografie.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Happy New Year Monika..may you have a blessed year..:)

Monika said...

Thanks for the well wishes everyone :)