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February birding is famously slow around much of Oregon, but, as I like to remind myself, there is always something to see.

This male Redhead has been spending the winter at Commonwealth Lake Park in Beaverton. 288 more words

Seasonal Movements

Gadwall Wednesday

Today’s waterfowl of the week is the Gadwall. This duck may not be as colorful in appearance as other ducks, but Gadwalls have a simple elegance that makes them hard to ignore. 389 more words

Along the Swale: Jan. 16, 2018

Along the Swale

Glencoe Swale is a remarkable subwatershed of McKay Creek… which flows in the greater Tualatin River watershed. “Along the Swale” features photos and stories that highlight the natural history of Glencoe Swale.

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Discover The Swale

Counting and Estimating

It was a very grey dawn that broke as I waited in Lapwing hide this morning in an attempt to count the goosander roost on Ibsley Water. 543 more words


Naturelog: 5th January

For our first outing of the new year, Keith and I visited the London Wetland Centre with the prospect of adding Bittern and Jack Snipe, two elusive species, to our new year lists. 554 more words


Some Birds at Clumber Park

I wrote this last night, with the intention of posting it in the morning. That way, I thought, I’d come home to a selection of comments and I wouldn’t have to rush to write a post tonight. 359 more words

Pochards in the Mist

Okay, so they do not quite have the “wow factor” of gorillas, but they were all that I could see when I arrived to do the monthly waterfowl count this morning. 240 more words