[Tweeters] Lower River Rd, Vancouver Bottoms, Clark Co, WA

Randy Hill re_hill at q.com
Tue Apr 11 17:31:01 PDT 2017

I wound up at some of the same areas today as Bob covered, but a bit later.
There was a gorgeous Horned Grebe in full breeding colors on Vancouver Lake,
and several Canvasbacks on Shillapoo Lake. After 12 noon I reached Fazio's
gate at the end of Lower River Road and found 44, then 57 and eventually 65+
yellowlegs that included one Lesser Yellowlegs and one colorful Long-billed
Dowitcher. Walking the dike road that separates Fazio's wetlands and
pastures from the Shillapoo Wildlife Area toward Lake River a flock of 23
American White Pelicans was parked to the north before a rather bloated Post
Office Lake that had more than 2500 scaup. Another 50 pelicans came off
Lake River and flew north out of view, maybe to Green Lake or Ridgefield
NWR. They have many choices as the flooding has subsided a bit but has left
lots of very large puddles on the floodplain.

Randy Hill

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Subject: [Tweeters] Lower River Rd, Vancouver Bottoms, Clark Co, WA

Hello All,
Highlights from today include 80 great egrets where they have been for a
while across from Frenchman's Bar Park, also in the same area there were 11
snow geese, 2 white-fronted geese and about 12,000 cacklers also 12 dunlin
flying around the flooded field closest to Frenchman's. I found greater
yellowlegs in several locations including flooded fields (21) across from
the flushing channel, Shillipoo WMA along L River Rd (9) and along Old River
Rd (4) also 81 in the wetland on Fazio Farms just past the gate at the end
of the road. Had 130 sandhill cranes scattered about as well.

Bob Flores
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