26 december 2011 — marine drive

Broughton Beach, Multnomah, US-OR
Dec 26, 2011 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Drove Marine Drive in the vicinity of the airport and Broughton Beach.  Checked out a couple of Scaup rafts and took my wife to  look for the recurring “Snow” Bunting.
16 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  15
Greater Scaup  X
Lesser Scaup  X
Greater/Lesser Scaup  400     Mainly rafts of LESC but a few Greater’s were in the mix.
Common Goldeneye  12
Common Merganser  6
Horned Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant  6
Great Blue Heron  14
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Killdeer  2     http://www.flickr.com/photos/30883927@N08/6578215303/

Ring-billed Gull  1

Glaucous-winged Gull  2
gull sp.  6
Western Scrub-Jay  2
American Crow  8
European Starling  X
Snow Bunting  1     Recurring individual that it seems to be the consensus that this bird is “mostly” a Snow Bunting with some McKay’s characteristics.  Second time i have reported it and first report was “Bunting sp.”  http://www.flickr.com/photos/30883927@N08/6578215603/
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