Tag: Gulls

Broughton Beach

All the cool kids headed to Broughton Beach recently to check out Lapland Longspurs. The beach is a quick drive from my house, so I thought I’d try my luck too. I was pleasantly surprised to find a Least Sandpiper. A Great Blue Heron. An American Pipit. A Savannah Sparrow taking a mud bath. A Savannah Sparrow hiding in…

By Audrey October 24, 2015 0

West Hayden Island

Since it was sunny and mid-50s this afternoon in Portland, I decided to stop by West Hayden Island, a noted birding spot. But when I got there it was more like foggy island. West Hayden Island is part of a channel bar on the Columbia River manipulated over years by diking and dredge disposal. There…

By Audrey February 1, 2015 0