Andy Frank

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Eurasian Wigeon, Mallard


at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
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Monday, December 17, 2012

Brown Pelican


Seen at Broughton Beach today.  I saw it first as it landed either near or on the shore at the western edge of Broughton Beach.  It then flew slightly west and landed and rested for a few minutes in the boat ramp parking lot.  It then flew east staying close to shore and low over the water.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Black Scoter, Red-throated Loon

This Black Scoter was in the Columbia River about 1/2 way between the Sea Scout base and the I-205 bridge.  It loosely associated with a large flock of scaup.

This Red-throated Loon was off Hayden Island
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Ruddy Duck


This Ruddy Duck did a decent job of imitating a Black Scoter that had been reported earlier in the day.  Though in the field, it seemed obvious that it was a Ruddy Duck, the photos appeared nearly identical to photos of the Black Scoter published earlier.
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Sunday, December 09, 2012

Hooded Merganser, Bufflehead


At Crystal Springs
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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Northern Shrike, Rough-legged Hawk, Merlin

This immature Northern Shrike was on the Gillihan Loop of Sauvie Island.  The Rough-legged Hawk and Merlin were both near the 2 mile mark of Oak Island Road.
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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Red Phalarope

Seen this morning at Broughton Beach.  My first bird photo using my smart phone through my scope.
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Sunday, December 02, 2012


At Whitaker Ponds.
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