[Tweeters] Re: [obol] Re: Ridgefield NWR - unknown bird from today
rflores_2 at msn.com
Mon Jul 13 22:08:37 PDT 2015
After looking at the photos again you have a sage thrasher. Now i am very interested in where the gate is located.
> On Jul 13, 2015, at 22:04, Bob <rflores_2 at msn.com> wrote:
> I forgot to continue that I am not totally sold on a thrasher and hope others comment as well.
> Bob Flores
> Ridgefield, WA
>> On Jul 13, 2015, at 21:21, Sandi Morey <hobbsmorey at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi, we saw this pale-brown bird perched on a fencepost at the Kiwa Trail parking area on the River S Unit drive, around noon today. It was not as big as a robin, seems to have (biggish) golden eyes, a fairly large darkish bill, white tips along tail feathers as it flew off. I got two not-so-great photos which I'll attach. If I remember how to do that! Maybe a young something? Any ideas? Thanks. Sandi Morey, NE Portland
>> Perched on fencepost:
>> And here it is flying away:
>> Also, as an aside, we saw four animal carcasses (we figured Nutria) resting in the shallow water just after the River S drive turns (south?) from the info shack, and one of those had a painted turtle resting atop its very bloated paws-up body. Yikes. I do have photos but won't post them. I called the Ridgefield office and they explained that there is some occasional off-hours attempt at Nutria population control, although the evidence of that is supposed to be removed. Apparently they missed a few.
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