Saturday, January 24, 2009

Surprise at Koll Wetlands

Today I went on a bird walk with Tualatin Parks and Rec. Ranger Kelly. She took us to Koll Wetlands to see the birds there. We met at the Fanno Farmhouse before the walk. Right before we went over to the wetlands we saw two bald eagles!!
After they flew away we walked over to our viewing spot. I was excited to see my first ever bufflehead!!! While looking at all the ducks and waterfowl we got a BIG SURPRISE!


video

A bald eagle swooped in after a green winged teal! This is just a fraction of the action. He came in out of nowhere and sent all the birds away. He dove in after the teal several times before I was able to start shooting the video.

List for bird walk,

  • Gadwall
  • Green winged teal
  • Bufflehead
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Mallard
  • American Coot
  • Pied billed Grebe
  • Common Merganser
  • Great Egret
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Bald Eagle
  • Canada Geese
  • Red tailed hawk

4 comments:

NW Nature Nut said...

Very cool! I bet that was exciting to see!

North West Birds said...

That was the first time I ever saw a bald eagle there! Have you ever seen one there?

KP said...

Hi Connor. I have never seen a Bald Eagle at Koll's before, and I am there a lot. It was a special day for sure. Keep birding and blogging! -Ranger Kelly

Mary said...

Neat video! What a wonderful thing to see!