Posted by: atowhee | March 14, 2017


The swallows were criss-crossing the marsh in the rain this afternoon.  Good thing.  There were mosquitoes beneath the roof where I stood out of the rain.  There over Tualatin RIVER NWR’s pools were hundreds, ratio of Tree to V0-G about 5 to 1.  Suddenly a brownie appeared, my first Northern Rough-winged of the year.   He zapped past a couple times then lost himself in the swarm.SWLLOSWLLO2

Tualatin River NWR–Atfálat’i Unit, Washington, Oregon, US
Mar 14, 2017 3:15 PM – 3:25 PM.  Comments:     raining. 12 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  X
American Wigeon (Anas americana)  X
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  X
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)  X
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)  X
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  X
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  X
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1
American Coot (Fulica americana)  X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)  1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  500
Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina)  100

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