Tag: Swamp Sparrow

No (R)egrets

A short while ago my friend Eric and I were doing some light, casual, local birding. We managed to find a Multnomah County Swamp Sparrow a new county bird for each of us (both #215!). Then a report of a Cattle Egret came in. A week prior there was a report of one at Fernhill…

By Audrey December 27, 2018 2

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My unintentional now intentional Oregon big year is going pretty well. Since I returned from vacation I’ve chased a lot of birds. I’ve seen a lot and I’ve missed a lot. But that is the risk of the chase. The first bird I hoped to see the day after my plane landed back in PDX was…

By Audrey November 29, 2018 7

Kennewick to Astoria

The next day was not like the previous. The winds howled and overcast skies moved in. Jen, Jacob, and I checked on the Snowy Owl in the early morning, but this time it was far off in a distant farm field. We watched for a bit until she flew to another field. And was subsequently harassed by a Northern Harrier. She didn’t seem…

By Audrey February 9, 2018 7