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Place(s):
Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, Upper Goose Lake Wildlife Area, WA
Date/Time:
3/26-3/28/10
Weather:
sunny, warm to clear, cold night to overcast rainy
Environment:
mesa, sagebrush, marsh, reseviors, grass meadow
Bird sp.:
notes:
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
1
Canada Goose
paired off, very vocal
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
3 pairs
 - Common (Eurasian) Teal
1 male paired with female
Common Goldeneye
pair
Red-breasted Merganser
2, females
Common Merganser
1 male, 5 females
American Kestrel
3 males very vocal (1 male searching for nesting cavity?)
Red-tailed Hawk
Northern Harrier
1 male did display flight - u-shaped pattern flight up, glide down, side flips on the glide down
California Quail
heard
Ring-necked Pheasant
2 plus heard
Sandhill Crane
 - Greater
2
 - Lesser/Canadian
many
Wilson's Snipe
heard
Long-billed Curlew
1
Killdeer
1
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
2
Great Horned Owl
heard
Belted Kingfisher
1 male
Northern Flicker
5
Say's Phoebe
Black-billed Magpie
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
heard
Marsh Wren
heard
American Robin
Horned Lark
3-4 pairs on top of mesas
European Starling
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Spotted Towhee
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
House Finch
Other Critters:
Mule Deer
6
Coyote
many calling
Beaver
2, Frog pond
Bat sp.
2
Pacific Treefrog
heard
Black Widow Spider
many on grassy areas, over old animal burrows


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