September 15, 2018

Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, Salem, Oregon

Under the influence of the real Sudafed (me, not Clint), we headed to bird Ankeny’s Pintail Marsh. I didn’t last too long because of my cold, but it was nice to get out.

After we put away the scope and were ready to head out, a bright lime-green bird flew in. We busted out the scope anew, and found a poor budgie perched on a log in the marsh. I’m not sure how long this little guys will last out there.

We saw lots of Long-billed Dowitchers, Greater Yellowlegs, and Pied-billed Grebes. Full list here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48529561

Photos are not great. My camera performs very poorly in low light.

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Female Pintail; September 15, 2018; Pintail Marsh; Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

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Budgie (parakeet) and Brewer’s Blackbird; September 15, 2018; Pintail Marsh; Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge; photograph by Linda Burfitt.

No new species.

 

 

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