Andy Frank

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Seen by the Crown Zellerback trail in Scappoose.  It appears to be a male bird hatched last year coming into its adult plumage.  There were numerous wells in the tree suggesting it had been there for awhile.

This is remarkably the 4th county in Oregon I've seen this eastern species motorless (used bike and feet, no motors).  By comparison, I've seen only one Red-naped Sapsucker motorless, and no Williamson's Sapsuckers motorless.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Baby Anna's Hummingbird being fed

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Glaucous Gull off Marine Drive, Portland

Great Horned Owl at Sandy River Delta Park

Monday, February 26, 2018

Anna's Hummingbird nest

Friday, November 17, 2017

Bonaparte's Gull with long bill

Monday, October 23, 2017

Hayden Island Clark's Grebe, Surf Scoters

Monday, September 25, 2017

Broughton Beach Pacific Golden-Plover

This Pacific Golden-Plover was found on the edge of the rocks at Broughton Beach 0.5 miles east of Sea Scout Base.  I saw it fly to the west; it did not fly high and did not fly over the water so I suspect it didn't go very far, but I did not try to track it down again.  When it flew it gave a tooEEE call.  In some of the photos the tertials look short, as in an American GP, but I believe that is due to the angle.  The 2nd photo is the only one without an odd angle and in that one the tertials look long.  But comments welcome.