Monday, October 18, 2010

Long-billed Dowitcher

Yesterday was a beautiful day here in the Portland metro area. There was sunshine and mild temperatures. I was also a great day for birding at Ferhill Wetlands. The water fowl are returning in large numbers. There had to be one to two thousand Cackling Geese on the main pond when I arrived.
There were also a large number of Long-billed Dowitchers on the mudflats of the west side of Cattail Marsh. The Dowitchers in the image above were amoung several in the southwest corner. I was able to get quite close and spent about 10 - 15 minutes shooting picture after picture. In all, I shot almost 800 pictures in about two and a half hours. That'll keep me busy for the rest of the week. :-)

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