13 november 2011 — ridgefield nwr (river s)

Ridgefield NWR–River ‘S’ Unit, Clark, US-WA
Nov 13, 2011 11:30 AM – 2:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Off and on rainy day.  Stopped in to see if i could dig up some of the current rarities, Red-shouldered Hawk, Vermillion Flycatcher, or Black Phoebe — nope.  But i did find a lone male Eurasian Widgeon as a consolation prize.
36 species (+1 other taxa)

Cackling Goose  750     I did not pour over the multiple flocks but cursory scans produced only Ridgeway’s.  I did not see one Canada Goose all day.  But then i wasn’t looking real hard at the geese.  This time of year that’s all you would be doing if you took the time to count them.
Cackling Goose (minima)  X
Tundra Swan  175     Some reports of Trumpeter’s have been coming from here.  I took quite a bit of time at Rest Lake carefully scanning the three large collections of Swans.  Granted lot’s of them had their heads tucked under their wings, but of those that i did look at, none were Trumpeters.  One swan had a Blue neck collar with yellow code: P774.
Gadwall  25
Eurasian Wigeon  1     Single male in with AMWI on Long Lake 50 yards off the road.
American Wigeon  135
Mallard  430
Northern Shoveler  55
Northern Pintail  525
Green-winged Teal  75
Bufflehead  8
Pied-billed Grebe  12
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  13
Bald Eagle  2
Northern Harrier  4     Seen at different location but always hard to tell if it is the same bird cruising different parts of the refuge.
Red-tailed Hawk  3
American Coot  X     These are just too ubiquitous to count.  Let’s just say hundreds of them.
Sandhill Crane  14
Greater Yellowlegs  3     Heard first and then spotted on Rest Lake.
Wilson’s Snipe  10
Herring Gull  1
gull sp.  6
Northern Flicker  1
Steller’s Jay  1
Western Scrub-Jay  4
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Bewick’s Wren  1
Marsh Wren  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  1
Savannah Sparrow  1
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)  1
Song Sparrow  18
Lincoln’s Sparrow  2
White-crowned Sparrow  6
Golden-crowned Sparrow  20

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