Andy Frank

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


October 31, 2007. Wink Gross and I found this Sooty Grouse posing at the side of the road near the 12 mile mark on Larch Mountain.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

October 24, 2007. Bob Stites, John Fitchen and I found one female or first year Cassin's Finch at the top parking lot of Larch Mountain. I first heard its call note, and it then flew in to a playing of its song. It perched briefly before flying off. The photo has been cropped and highlighted. It shows the crisp streaking on the flanks, larger bill and very long primary projection of a Cassin's Finch.
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Saturday, October 20, 2007

REd-Necked Grebe

October 20, 2007. I returned to Broughton Beach and this time there was only one of the Red-necked Grebes present.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Red-necked Grebes

October 17, 2007. Wink Gross and I found these two Red-necked Grebes on the Columbia River off Broughton Beach.
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Sunday, October 14, 2007


October 14, 2007. This Ruff at Fernhill Wetlands was initially found two days earlier, and fortunately it stayed around. It was clearly larger than the nearby Dowitchers and with the white face, I think this is an immature male.
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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Pacific Tree Frog

October 7, 2007. This Pacific Tree Frog found an empty bird's nest at about eye level to hang out in.
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