[Tweeters] Birding in the Malheur area--Burns, Malheur NWR, Frenchglen and Steens Mt, June 18-21

Byers byers345 at comcast.net
Wed Jun 26 15:37:15 PDT 2013


Hello Tweeters,

Bill and I spent most of last week in south central Oregon
birding from Burns south to Fields and a lot in between. We had every kind
of weather from mild sun to torrential downpour. Steens Mountain got about
4 inches of snow above about 6000 feet. Birds were plentiful, although the
unusual migrants were gone for the season. I have never seen so many Black
Terns or Nighthawks, and numbers of other insect-eating birds, such as
various swallows, were staggering. I guess we'd never birded at mosquito
time before (I'm still scratching). I decided to put our pictures on Flikr
this time since some people have had difficulty accessing our cloud site. I
only included our good photos, with the exception of a Goshawk, which is a
great bird for us and which we managed to photograph, but it's blurry.
Also the White-headed Woodpeckers (north of Burns) are blurry because the
light was low and they were really moving fast!



http://www.flickr.com/photos/29258421@N07/sets/72157634348709868/



Hope you enjoy the pix. Charlotte Byers, Seattle



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