Posted by: atowhee | January 5, 2013

LAPPIES AND BOHOS

I birded in the Klamath Basin todahy with Peter Thiemann, Terry Doyle and a carfull of cameras. So we got some pictures while I got two Oregon Lifers: Lapland Longspurs and Bohemian Waxwings. The temp: well below freezing. Sky: light blue. Wind: zero except along the Link River. Sun: shining. So picture conditions looking away from the sun were near perfect. Herewith two samples (more to come): TWO DUX (1280x700)
That’s a female Common Merganser on th left, maole Basrrow’s Goldeneye on the right. Ghehy were among thre many ducks in the lower Link River, Klamath Falls.

FLOKC FLIT (1280x1049) This is the flock of Horned Larks we found along Straits Drain Road in the Oregon section of the Lower Klamath NWR. Yes, we sorted through them and found several Lapland Longspurs. More on that in a later blog.

NOR SHRK5 This is a Northern Shrike that was not far from the Horned Larks.

POR-FAL PERCHD (1045x1280)
This is whagt a perched Prairie Falcon can look like in near perfect morning light.

Surprising bird of the day: Black Phoebe in the 20-degree air along the Link River.


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