Wapato Access Greenway.

I went over to Sauvie Island this morning in search of Red-eyed Vireos on the Wapato Access Greenway trail.  Failed to find any, but there was enough other good stuff so I was not disappointed.  Lots of good bugs and things...


Most of the birds were hanging low in the shade, so be warned, there are a lot of fuzzy dark photos ahead... The first bird I found was a raggedy little Bewick's Wren...


I'm not sure about this next young one... some kind of thrush... Swainson's?


A young robin:


A blurry young Cedar Waxwing:


This Red-breasted Sapsucker was really dull in color, probably the least bright one I've ever seen.


There were tons of Common Yellowthroats in one area...



And lastly, what I think is a raggedy young Song Sparrow...


Good times...

Comments

  1. Hi Jen:

    I was at Wapato this weekend and i was able to locate three Red-eyed Vireos. I got there at dawn, just after six, and found all three by their vocalizations, and only got to see one of them. By eight o'clock they were undetectable.

    I found the same motley crew of rag-tag birds as you. Some were in such bad shape or unfamiliar plumage that i couldn't identify them. But i think you nailed all of the id's in your pictures.

    Your dragonfly is a male Eight-spotted Skimmer, and the butterfly is a Woodland Skipper. Not sure about the bugs though.

    Cheers!
    greg

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  2. Great shots of the young birds!

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  3. Great shots of all the juveniles. I love the neat looking spiders web and the dragonfly looks similiar to one I saw this past weekend. Sorry you missed the Vireo's. Happy Birding!

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  4. Good birding, Jen! Your I.D.s are quite correct.

    The vireos are around, but in such low numbers that they may be easily missed if not vocalizing. I hope you caught some Garter Snake glimpses as well. They're quite abundant at this location.

    I also recommend birding here in winter. It's full of good sparrows, raptors, and waterfowl. Eurasian Wigeon is pretty much a guarantee, Common Teal a possibility, and I even saw Common Goldeneye out there last year.

    Rhett

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  5. YOU do a great job with your ID's on the Imm. birds!! Great BIRD shots and I enjoyed that collage too!!

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  6. Nice! I like all the insect photos. Especially the trippy cobweb.

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  7. Aren't juvies fun! Adds some excitement in the summer.

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